Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Experience | Future Yard

We’re overjoyed to be welcoming back the legendary Dele Sosimi and the seven-piece Afrobeat Experience in April. Dele Sosimi played a memorable show on our stage in Summer 2022 alongside Medlar, and returns at the helm of this whirlwind of an outfit.

The Nigerian-British Afrobeat ambassador, musician and educator has been at the heart of the global Afrobeat scene since relocating to the UK in December 1995. Having started his musical career with Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band in his teens, he then teamed up with childhood friend Fela’s son Femi Kuti (back in the late eighties) to kick start the Positive Force – touring, recording and performing worldwide.

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Hackney-born and UK-based Dele has performed all over the planet, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to Mawazine Festival in Rabat Morrocco; Ollin Khan in Mexico, South Korea and the Copenhagen Jazz Festival to name a few. London’s Jazz Café has said before “we’re honoured that for so long we’ve been able to call Jazz Café the home of Dele’s seminal Afrobeat Orchestra.”

Dele was also Afrobeat music consultant for the National Theatre’s production of Fela!, often performed with the late great Tony Allen. Because he was brought up with Fela’s Egypt 80 performing five hour long sets, four days a week, and six hour rehearsals twice weekly, 50 weeks a year, Dele is a master of various live configurations, each offering a truly authentic and powerful Afrobeat sound and keeps him active.

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 Sosimi Afrobeat Experience

Future Yard presents
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Experience
+ support TBC
Sunday 28th April 2024
7pm doors
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £18 advance – Standing

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
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