Dele Sosimi AfroBeat Orchestra!
A World Music Fanfare with Dele Sosimi and AfroBeat Orchestra with special guest, Molara. 8pm, 17 May 2019, Queens Hall, Narberth
We are absolutely thrilled to bring the international ambassador of Afrobeat, Dele Sosimi with his Afrobeat Orchestra to Narberth. With special guest Molara, of Zion Train/Powersteppers fame and DJ Eugene in support this rare treat promises to be a legendary night.
“Joyous and totally uplifting. The afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi!” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
Dele started his career in Lagos’ legendary Shrine, as pianist with the late great Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat. Today his band specialises in a modern interpretation of Kuti’s music with a blend of lusciously danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), with percussive poly rhythms underpinned by jazz horns. 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. This gig will be talked about for a long time, make sure you are part of this history in the making.
Tickets are now available. Advance: £16/14/14 Door: £18/16/16 (Full/Members/Concessions).
Call 01834 869323, pop in to our box office Tues-Friday 10am-4pm
Afrobeat Masterclass. Sat 18 May 2019. Dele will also be presenting an Afrobeat Masterclass workshop near Crymych in the Preseli’s.
This is an incredibly unique opportunity to spend an afternoon learning to play this genre of music from one the greatest pioneering Afrobeat artists in the world. Open to Beginners and Musicians alike. Those who can play by ear are also welcome. Places are limited to 25. Masterclass, 1-6pm, £10, followed by a home-cooked Nigerian feast for £10. Pre booking essential.
This masterclass is Supported Pembrokeshire County Council’s Enhancing Pembrokeshire grant.
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