Playing after the screening of documentary Finding Fela on 27th April. More details here:
Dele Sosimi‘s much-anticipated new single “TMI (Too Much Information)” is available now on iTunes and cdbaby:
Come and join us at Afrobeat Vibration this Saturday to celebrate!
“Join us if you can, at the New Empowering Church this Saturday the 30th of March as we raise the bar higher yet again with another marathon session of keeping the Music, Spirit and Legacy of the King of Afrobeat: Fela Anikulapo Kuti alive in London.
Practical Dancing shoes a must.”
|Date:||Saturday, 30th of March 2013|
|Venue:||The New Empowering Church – London – UK|
|Address:||1a Westgate Street; Off Mare St, London Fields; London E8 3RL; United Kingdom|
|Price:||£12 OTD ~ £10ADV|
|Concessions:||£8 B4 22:00|
Afrobeat Vibration Sessions 2013 series continue with another Massive Spring throwdown!!!
Experience the tightest on da ground Spiritual Live Afrobeat sessions episode in an authentic Afrika Shrine style, with the opportunity to get down once again as Dele promises to raise the Afrobeat Vibration experience level again! An authentic Kalakuta style marathon live Afrobeat set awaits you, featuring some of Londons finest musicians, members of Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra + Guests with DJ Koichi droping heavy weight Afrobeat, Afro Funk, and Tropical Rhythms on the decks.
Nearest station: London Fields
Text names to 07944286822 for £10 advance reservation guest list.
We had an amazing time playing at the annual jazz dance haven/heaven that is Another Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls. What a great crowd, and what a lovely bunch of musicians to work with! There are some very nice pics on Gilles Peterson’s website:
Here’s a sneaky peek, go check out the rest!
020 7314 4000
I’m very excited to be taking part in the Africa Express UK tour starting tomorrow (part of the London 2012 Festival) – a meeting of established and up-and-coming African and western artists to create something new and unexpected. Every gig will be a little bit different……..
Here’s a description from the website:
“Africa Express began with a trip to Mali in 2006 and has since bought together some of the best musicians from around the world. Over the course of three more trips to Africa and a series of acclaimed concerts in Britain, France, Spain and Nigeria, Africa Express has evolved into what one national newspaper has called “the most revolutionary force in popular music in two decades”.
At our last major show in August 2010, an audience of more than 50,000 people enjoyed a five-hour show featuring more than 120 artists from Africa, Spain, Britain and the US.
Africa Express Sound System also headlined Standon Calling this summer.
In September 2012 Africa Express will travel through the UK, bringing together African and Western musicians for an inspirational week for artists and audiences alike. Unexpected gigs in unexpected places.
Visits to schools, factories, homes and local clubs. Each day, each town, each show will be different.
After a week of magic and mayhem, the tour arrives in London. A united army of musicians armed with new music will be ready for a finale show – a collaborative musical epic that defies musical and geographical boundaries.
All aboard the Africa Express…”
Some of the artists taking part are:
Tony Allen, Carl Barât, Toumani Diabate, Nicolas Jaar, Krar Collective, Kyla La Grange, M1 (Dead Prez), M.anifest, Spoek Mathambo, John McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Nneka, The Temper Trap, Marques Toliver, Gilles Peterson, Rae Morris, Rye Rye, The Very Best (Soundsystem), Rizzle Kicks, Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Jupiter & Okwess International, Kano, Bassekou Kouyate, Baaba Maal, The Noisettes, Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club), Rokia Traoré, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Thandiswa, Bashy, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Maxïmo Park, EL, Eliza Doolittle, Lucy Rose, The Bots, Rachel Unthank, Reeps One, Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers), and Rae Morris…..
(For a full list of artists, dates and tickets click HERE)
It’s going to be great – I hope you can join us somewhere along the way!
Here are a few lovely photos I’ve just discovered from our trip to perform at the MAD Festival 2012 in Ooty, India, earlier this year:
For more GREAT photos from ‘What’s the Scene?’ click HERE . Photo Credits :: Om Prakash, Trinadh Rakesh and Uday Shanker – A big ‘Thankyou’ to them!