The Eco Park is proud and superbly excited to welcome back the legend: Dele Sosimi, the UK’s multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador who has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag in the UK since 1995, will be back in the barn, LIVE on Saturday 12th October.
His career began when he joined Fela’ Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80, where he played keyboards for 7 years (1979-1986) and worked and toured extensively around the world. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was the founder of the style of Afrobeat. The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing.
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.
A true pioneer, he is accompanied on stage by a 6-piece band; some of the best musicians you can hear in the UK right now, serving up an unforgettable mix of grooves over a 2 hour long set that will ignite the beginning of winter in style!
Support comes from Tropical Pressure DJs on the night. Be quick to get your tickets as this will sell out. Cabana Cafe will be open on the night serving a delicious pre-gig supper with Vegan and Vegetarian dishes being served up.