Dele Sosimi live in concert

Artist Announcement: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Experience

Multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador Dele has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag since 1995. He started his musical career with Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band and then co-founded and led childhood friend Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.

Dele was Musical Director and Afrobeat Music Consultant for the US award winning acclaimed musical FELA! at the National Theatre, London and has performed from the Montreux Jazz Festival to Mawazine Festival in Rabat Morrocco; Ollin Khan in Mexico, South Korea to the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

His blend of complex funk grooves, traditional Nigerian music, African percussion and an underlying sense of jazz combines with his virtuoso keyboard skills and rhythmic singing to make him one of the most respected Afrobeat authorities of his era.

Dele will be joined by his 7 piece band.

“A true master of the form” – Clash Magazine

“Dele Sosimi.. A total music legend!” – Cerys Matthews (BBC 6 Music)