The Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
Fellowship Of Groove
DJ Koichi Sakai
Afrobeat Vibration sessions 2014 series kickin' off!!
Thanks to all who have been supporting and keeping us going to spread the music and vibes of Afrobeat for 5 years. The last session of our 5th Anniversary was massive that the original Afrobeat drummer Dr. Tony Allen made surprise appearance!! Here is the another chance to feel the heat again this year as we raise the bar higher with another marathon session keeping the music, spirit and legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti alive in London. Don't forget your dancing shoes!
Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat pedigree is impeccable. He was keys player & musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and subsequently with Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. More recently he was Musical Director & Afrobeat Music Consultant for award winning musical FELA! at the National Theatre in London.
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. His "Afrobeat Vibration" is widely regarded as London's top underground event.
"The Orchestra is the is the most exciting live band in London right now"
All About Jazz
"Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music”
“The most fluent Afrobeat you’re going to hear today”
Straight No Chaser
“The glorious interplay of scorching horns, pulsing electric piano and endlessly shifting rhythm section had the audience leaping in delight”