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Dele Sosimi needs no introduction to the Bossaphonik audience – now a firm favourite here in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming him with his 8 piece band at The Bullingdon in East Oxford where there will be plenty of room to dance to the joyous Afrobeat grooves.

 

Dele is regarded as the Afrobeat ambassador in the UK. He played rhythm keyboard for 7 years in the '80s for the Afrobeat founder and political activist – the Nigerian legend, Fela Kuti. He then went to be band leader for Fela's son Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force. Afrobeat is a fusionary genre that takes in West African highlife with funk and jazz to produce a richly polyrhythmic music. Now based in London and leading his own band, they will be releasing their 3rd LP You No Fit Touch Am on the hip WahWah45s label just a few days before this gig. Afrobeat is lovingly given virtuoso treatment and we look forward with relish to their funky rhythm guitars, fiery percussion and blazing horns.

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