Dele Sosimi and the Afrobeat Orchestra (feat Breis)

27 Oct
Crucible Theatre
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Dele Sosimi and the Afrobeat Orchestra (feat Breis) will headline the final evening of peformances in the Crucible Theatre for the Spirit of Africa Festival, with support from artist Aar Maanta.

Aar Maanta

7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Aar Maanta is described by young Somalis in the UK as 'the voice of our generation' because his songs discuss a range of issues of interest to Somali immigrants. His vocals have been touted as 'almost Middle Eastern in feel', with a broad singing range and laidback delivery. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays the keyboard and oud, the latter of which is a staple of traditional Somali, Arabic and North African music.

Dele Sosimi and the Afrobeat Orchestra (feat Breis)

9.00pm - 10.30pm

Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide.

Dele‘s career began when he joined Fela‘s Anikulapo- Kuti‘s Egypt 80 and then subsequently with Fela‘s son Femi Anikulapo-Kuti‘s Positive Force. In both bands he was musical director and keyboard player. Since Fela created Afrobeat, Dele‘s Afrobeat pedigree is therefore impeccable.

The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing.

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This event is part of the Spirit of Africa Festival - Fri 26 & Sat 27 October

Running time: TBC

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