Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra Live!

blogmedia-79478.jpg

Wah Wah 45s proudly present the second of a series of events at the wonderful Bussey Building in Peckham, South London, each one especially curated to focus on a specific musical side of the label.
This time, to coincide with the release of his latest remix EP, “You No Fit Touch Am Retouched 2”, Dele Sosimi will be taking to the stage with his full Afrobeat Orchestra and bringing their incredible live show to The Bussey Building for the very first time.
They’ll be joined by brand new Wah Wah 45s signings, and South London legends, Soothsayers, who’ll also be performing live, bringing their unique hybrid of Afrobeat and dub reggae to the party.
Add to that Italian DJ and production don DJ Khalab, who also happens to have a dance floor destroying remix on Dele’s new EP, as well as your favourite Wah Wah 45s DJs, and you know that this is going to be a session not to be missed!
Early bird tickets are available now via Resident Advisor for just £6 until the end of January, so why not grab yours now!

Content Related To These Artists

Event Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival @ Glynde Place (Glynde, Sussex; Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2019)

The glorious Love Supreme returned to the prime Sussex pastures of Glynde for its seventh year, and what a return it was. With such a startling array of talent on offer, it was a mighty challenge to stay in one spot for too long for fear of missing out elsewhere….

Artists: Alicia Olatuja , Allysha Joy , Chip Wickham , Dj Khalab , Ezra Collective , Gladys Knight , Gogo Penguin , Jimmy Cliff , Joe Armon-Jones , Lauryn Hill , Mahalia , Nubya Garcia , Sampa The Great , Snarky Puppy , Tank And The Bangas , Tenesha The Wordsmith , The Teskey Brothers , Theon Cross , Yakul

London Gig Guide (July 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Afriquoi , Amadou & Mariam , Amira Kheir , Amy True , Blue Lab Beats , Bumi Thomas , Carthnage , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Dj Jigüe , Elpeche , Emicida , Ezra Collective , Fatima , Femi And The Inrhythms , Gianni Denitto , Imperio Bamba , Kamaal Williams , Koroleko Moussa Dembele , La-33 , Lua Preta , Marcelo D2 , Mayra Andrade , Merca Bae , Nané , Naphta , Neneh Cherry , Onra , Renegade Brass Band , Sons Of Kemet , Stella Chiweshe , Tássia Reis , The Blind Boy of Alabam , The Bongo Hop , Xylouris White , Zara Mcfarlane

London Gig Guide (June 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…

Artists: Aar Manta , Afrikan Boy , Ayanna Witter-Johnson , Bcuc , Carleen Anderson , Dj Khalab , Femina , Guts , Isaac Birituro , Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon , Jambinai , Judi Jackson , Killah Priest , Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot Orchesta , Nicola Cruz , Nuri , Reginald Omas Mamode lV , Sama , Shkoon , Simo Lagnawi , Skabba , Tarantola , Tenesha The Wordsmith , Terri Walker , The Rolling Shakers , TootArd , Yolanda Brown

Preview: Jazz:Re:Found 2018 (Turin, Italy; Friday 30th November & Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December 2018)

Two weeks to go until the new edition of Jazz:Re:Found. In its past editions, the forward-looking festival has brought to Italy names such as hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, techno legend group Underground Resistance, funk-jazz Brazilian masters Azymuth and many more. This year’s theme Black & Forth sums up the two…

Artists: Antal , Bugz In The Attic , Dj Khalab , Funk Shui Project , Mos Def , Moses Boyd , Nu Guinea , Tenderlonious

Event Review: Soothsayers @ Ghost Notes (London; Thursday 4th October 2018)

The art-splattered walls of an old Peckham car park makes for a fantastically immersive and creative space, that holds all manner of independent businesses and creative hives. On the fifth floor sits Ghost Notes, a trendy music/events venue with a wonderful spectacle view of the tube occasionally whizzing past behind…

Artists: Soothsayers , Youthsayers

Album Review: Soothsayers – Tradition [Wah Wah 45s; June 2018]

Tradition was released on the Wah Wah 45s label in June 2018 by South London based Soothsayers, traditionally renowned for their modernised 1960s afrobeat and contemporary jazz fusion mashups, coupled with big band brass sections and cutting-edge vocal harmonies. Ironically though, Tradition is far from traditional. Idris Rahman’s lyrical themes…

Artists: Soothsayers

Album Review: Khalab – Black Noise 2084 [On The Corner Records; 20th July 2018]

In recent years, a growing number of producers have engaged in exploring the potential of mixing electronic music with music, traditional sounds and field recordings coming from all corners of the globe — giving birth to some of the most interesting records of the decade. Some, like Nicola Cruz or…

Artists: Dj Khalab , Khalab

Interview: Q&A with Soothsayers – 21st century London Traditional Sound (July 2018)

Since the birth of Rhythm Passport, Soothsayers have been a constant for us and our speakers, as much as they’ve been a constant of the London music scene of the last two decades. We have enjoyed, spread the word about and covered their gigs; reveled in and reviewed their releases;…

Artists: Soothsayers

Playlist: Tropical Pressure Festival 2018 @ Mount Pleasant Ecological Park (Porthtowan; Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018)

The most tropical weekend of the year is upon us! So, if you haven’t already, pack your tent, sunscreen and fun appetite, and head for Mount Pleasant Ecological Park. From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July, Tropical Pressure festival will drop its cargo of Latin, Caribbean, West, East and Central African…

Artists: Afriquoi , Johnny Clarke , Lakuta , Let Drum Beat , Orchestre Les Mangelepa , Soothsayers , Sounspecies , Toto La Momposina , Zara Mcfarlane

Event Review: Jam on RYE Festival @ Peckham Rye (London; 29th May 2018)

From the first Jamaican rude-boy sound systems of Duke Reid and Prince Buster to Trojan Records of London 1968, ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub sound system culture has thrived in Britain’s black culture and has defined generations and popular trends. A sunny May Bank Holiday saw hundreds take to Peckham Rye…

Artists: David Rodigan , Horace Andy , Mungo's Hi Fi , Nubiyan Twist , Soothsayers , Theon Cross , Theon Cross and The Fyah

News: Back to the Afro-Future With DJ Khalab’s New Single & Video “Dense” (Friday 25th May 2018)

We already had a thing for DJ Khalab‘s Afro-electro sound… So, try to imagine how thrilled we are to share his futuristic brand-new single and video. The Italian DJ, producer and radio host has recently teamed up with UK alt-jazz wizard Shabaka Hutchings and Tommaso Capellato another offbeat Italian DJ,…

Artists: Dj Khalab

Playlist: Soothsayers (May 2017)

Instead of foreseeing the future, we asked them to retrace their music past and recall their influences. On the eve of their new EP (Speak to My Soul) launch at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival, Soothsayers compiled for us a playlist illustrating the roots and development of their sound.   “Jazz, reggae,…

Artists: Soothsayers

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.31 – DJ Khalab

DJ Khalab brings you to Burkina Faso with a brand new mix saturated with loops, trance and transcendence. The Italian DJ jazzed up the rich Western African country’s tradition with sonorous colour; boosting the psychedelic character of his musical journey. View DJ Khalab bio here Track List: Louo (The Farmer, Bwaba)…

Artists: Dj Khalab

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.26 – DJ Khalab – William Onyeabor Tribute Mix

This is not just an exclusive mix by DJ Khalab, it is also a heartfelt tribute to one of the most brilliant, unpredictable and significant figures of West African music: William Onyeabor. “We have lost one of the grooviest psychedelic masters of African music In his Nigerian hometown, they were calling him ‘The Chief’….

Artists: Dj Khalab , William Onyeabor

Review: Jazz Re:Found (Turin, Italy – 7th to 11h December 2016)

Today, black music is warmth, experimentation, crossbreeding, avant-garde, tradition, and rhythm. Turin’s Jazz Re:Found festival explores these definitions, with a curious and forward thinking vision on music, honouring great names of the past while looking at the most current scenes with a sharp eye and sensitive ear. Spread across seven…

Artists: Dj Khalab , Gilles Peterson , Gogo Penguin , Grandmaster Flash , Tony Allen , Underground Resistance , Yussef Kamaal

Review: Felabration 2016 @ Electric Ballroom (London, 14th October 2016)

If you want to pay tribute to one of the most renowned and influential musicians, you need to do it good and proper, and that’s what Dele Sosimi and music partners staged at the Electric Ballroom for Felabration 2016. The London-based Nigerian keyboard player, accompanied by his orchestra and a…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Bumi Thomas , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Terry Walker , Tiggs Da Author , Yolanda Brown

Review: Late at the Library – Felabration! @ British Library (London, 16th October 2015)

It’s not every day that you witness one of the most famous libraries in the UK (and one of the most important cultural centres in London) being transformed into the Shrine, the mythical Lagos club from which the legendary figure of Fela Kuti emerged in the late 1970s – yet…

Artists: 2face Idibia , African Boy , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Laura Mvula , Shingai Shoniwa , Terry Walker , Tony Allen