Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra
01/02/2017, 7:30 pm
Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra return to Cardiff with Nigeria’s iconic popular afrobeat music which emerged as a hard-hitting music of resistance and social commentary. Pigin English vocals soar over contemporary R&B grooves, Dele’s soulful keyboards interlocking with funk guitar, and a barrage of percussion and horn arrangements. Beyond its political message, Dele’s brand of afrobeat is irresistible dance music that will sound familiar to first-time audiences and sublime to die-hard fans featuring some of London’s finest jazz musicians and fiercest percussionist. Dele whose career started as rhythm keyboards player with the progenitor of afrobeat, Fela Kuti, is recognised as the UK ambassador of the form, taking his group all over Europe, India, Bangladesh and South Korea.
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