Paying tribute to one of the all time kings of music is no easy feat, however there are few as up the job as afro jazz pioneer Bukky Leo & Black Egypt, and few venues as apt as The Jazz Cafe. Approaching Fela’s eclectic back catalogue with their unique acid jazz spin, Bukky takes to the stage this Tuesday 26th, leading Black Egypt to re-tell the musical story admired by so many.
Having been under the musical guise of Tony Allen, Joe Henderson and more, Black Egypt draw upon soul, house and jazz in all of its forms, whilst always staying true to afrobeat origins, to create a sound that paved the way for the 90’s acid jazz movement, spearheaded and founded by none other than Gilles Peterson himself.
Wherever you may find yourself this Tuesday, be sure to wind up at the Jazz Cafe, to witness and be moved by what will undoubtedly be a refreshing homage to Fela’s legacy.
There are only a bunch of musicians who can claim to embody the history and evolution of a music style. Bukky Leo is part of this restricted club. His career and possibly life are indeed manifestations of afrobeat. So much so that, if you’d like to approach the quintessential Nigerian…