Fri 5th June | £11adv | 8:00pm | 18+
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
Dele Sosimi, the UK's multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag in the UK since 1995, leading to roles as Musical Director and Afrobeat Music Consultant for the US award winning acclaimed musical FELA! at the National Theatre, South Bank in London (2010-2011). His “Afrobeat Vibration”, now in its fifth year, is London’s top underground event. Dele’s Afrobeat pedigree is impeccable. He was keys player and a musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and subsequently with Fela’s son Co founding & leading Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat - one that is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears Dele’s own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre. He is one of the most active musicians on the Afrobeat scene, with his involvement with other artists and his work on his own critically acclaimed compositions spawning several remixes.
NO GO STOP
Formed by some of Bristol's top jazz musicians in 2012, the mighty 12-piece No Go Stop is much more than a tribute to past glories. With a repertoire of new material, self-penned and recently released on their debut record "Agbara Orin", the band is a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Driving percussion and brass encrusted rhythms catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound, while the soaring instrumental solos stay true to Fela Kuti's musical mission to present the hearth of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn.
***** AFTER PARTY *****
HI LIFE HI FI
Having put on successful nights in The Looking Glass and Farm Pub. Hi Life Hi Fi will be pushing things forward in 2014, promoting more amazing nights. Playing modern and traditional dance music from Africa and all corners off the world.