Afrobeat Vibration returns to the Forge in Camden for the 8th anniversary special!!
A truly unique experience awaits with another marathon four hour live session, hitting you up with fresh new tracks and a carefully selected blend of Dele Sosimi originals and Fela Kuti classics. Plus DJ Koichi Sakai will be spinning his collection of rare Afrobeat and Hi-Life tunes to get you in the mood!
Dele Sosimi was keyboard player & Musical Director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 & subsequently with Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. More recently he was the Musical Director & Afrobeat Music Consultant for the award winning musical FELA! at the National Theatre. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat – one that is faithful to the original blueprint but also clearly bears his own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre. Afrobeat Vibration is widely regarded as London’s top underground event and has helped to confirm Dele’s status as the “Afrobeat Ambassador”.
“The [Dele Sosimi Afrobeat] Orchestra is the most exciting live band in London right now”
All About Jazz
“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”