Herne Hill Music Festival/Jazz Umbrella: Jazz Stars
Dele Sosimi Keys; Justin Thurgur Trombone ; Suman Joshi Acoustic Bass; Phil Dawson Guitar; Kunle Olofinjana Drums
Dele Sosimi is one of the most active musicians active worldwide on the Afrobeat scene and carries impeccable credentials with him. His career stretches from working with Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80, Femi Kuti’s Positive Force and the king of Afrobeat drumming Tony Allen to the creation of his own UK based Afrobeat Orchestra. He has performed all over the world and his music, guaranteed to inspire and re-vitalise, is a highly danceable blend of funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music including hi-life, African percussion, jazz horns and improvisation.