17 May - 17 July
Funmi Olawumi - first UK solo tour
Funmi Olawumi 2013
Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, returns to the UK with her 12-piece big band featuring the four part harmonies of Naija Soul Sisters and a cracking 8-piece band. Together they mix afrobeat, juju, highlife and fuji to create a big sound that is faaji music. Faaji is a Yoruba word for having a good time and with the rich eloquence of the talking drums driving the music expect explosive rhythms from one the great names of Nigerian music.
In her first UK tour as a solo artists she plays from her new CD “Funmi Ti De” (JNR) "an upbeat album that even sounds better heard live” - Robin Denselow, The Guardian and “a pretty good album” - Simon Broughton, The Evening Standard.