African funk grooves and UK brass band madness in one special evening
Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Dele Sosimi performs in the world-class acoustic setting of Kings Place’s Hall One.
Dele’s career began when he joined Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s band Egypt 80 back in 1979. He was Fela’s loyal keyboardist for a solid seven years, recording and touring extensively with him around the globe. Today Dele continues to fly the Afrobeat flag performing his own special blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music, African percussion, jazz horns and rhythmic singing.
Support comes from nine-piece, rock-induced brass band Young Pilgrims. Imaginary French Detective shows, loved ones, drinking establishments and all the little things that get in the way are a few of the moments that their music is about.
Info: Dele Sosimi + Young Pilgrims will be at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG on Friday 19 February 2016 / 8pm / Book tickets