Art of Sound: Dele Sosimi
Nigerian-British musician Dele Sosimi brings a blend of African percussion, jazz riffs and instrumental solos for a funky takeover of the Academicians’ Room, our private members’ club in the heart of the RA.
A new season of live music returns to our private members’ club this autumn, as the Art of Sound series brings more DJs, jazz artists and singers to the Academicians’ Room.
For his first takeover of the club room, we are pleased to welcome jazz musician Dele Sosimi. Expect nothing but the funkiest rhythm guitars, fiery percussion, call and response vocals and blazing horns, faithful to the original blueprint, for one night only at the RA.
Small plates and specialty drinks will be available to purchase from the private bar throughout the evening.
Dele Sosimi was rhythm keyboard player for Nigerian Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti and his band EGYPT 80 between 1979-1986. He left to form The Positive Force with Fela’s son Femi Kuti, and is now based in London and playing with his own Afrobeat Orchestra.
He has performed worldwide, including at London’s Jazz café and Southbank, Joe Zawinuls Birdland in Vienna, Montreux Jazz Festival, Womad, the Mostly Jazz Festival and leading a large contingent of Jazz Musicians in celebrating the musical legacy of Fela Kuti at the 2011 edition of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
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● Fully booked
Thursday 14 November 2019
7 — 9pm
The Academicians' Room, Burlington House
Free, booking required.