Afrobeat Vibration presents Dele Sosimi album launch "You No Fit Touch Am" (Wah Wah 45s) to kick start new bi-monthly residency at Shapes.
"You No Fit Touch Am" Deles long-awaited third album now live for pre orders, (to be released on the 25th of May) is already getting great pre release reviews:
“An Afrobeat masterclass” Buzz
“Blistering Afro-funk from a true legend” Clash
“Clinical in execution and brimming with vitality” London In Stereo
Clash Premiere this monday: http://www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-dele-sosimi-e-go-betta
Once again an experience awaits with another marathon session of keeping Afrobeat , the music, spirit & legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti alive in London with the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra hitting you up with fresh new tracks plus a mix of originals & classic Fela tracks + DJ Koichi Sakai spinning his collection of rare Afrobeat & Hi-Life tunes ~Guaranteed to leave you AFROBEATEN UP!
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 [Dele Sosimi Afrobeat] 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”