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NIRAN OBASA

July 23, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

| £15
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Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians in Nigeria. Currently he is the musical director of The Yoruba Women Choir and the keyboardist of The InRhythms. Lately he focuses on his own compositions that bring together his secular and non-secular vision to create improvisational music that is totally unique. His combination of afrobeat, hi-life, urban grooves and jazz solos brings something new to contemporary African jazz music.

 

In his SBC debut  he plays solo and big band set. His solo set sees him featuring music from the solo CD “CHILDREN OF CHIBOK” – a piano suite dedicated to the kidnapped children of Chibok, Nigeria, which he premiered during the 2014 London African Music Festival and brought the house to tears. With his 10-piece band he features music from his CD  “4th Dimension”.

Details

Date:
July 23, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost:
£15
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CGKnE2CJUE

Organiser

Joyful Noise
Phone:
02073289613
Email:
joyfulnoise@talk21.com
Website:
www.joyfulnoise.co.uk

Other

Ticket Information
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/niran-obasa-92117
Poster Email
joyfulnoise@talk21.com
Event Excerpt
Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa made his name as one of the foremost session musicians in Nigeria. He is currently the musical director of The Yoruba Women Choir and the keyboardist of The InRhythms. Obasa's own compositions combine afrobeat, hi-life, urban grooves and jazz solos to create improvisational music that brings something new to contemporary African jazz. For his debut performance at Southbank Centre he plays solo excerpts from Children of Chibok – a piano suite dedicated to the kidnapped children of northern Nigeria, which premiered during the 2014 London African Music Festival. With his 10-piece big band he then performs music from his album 4th Dimension.

Venue

PURCELL ROOM at QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE
SOUTHBANK CENTRE, BELVEDERE ROAD,
LONDON, SE1 8XX United States
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Website:
www.southbankcentre.co.uk