Funmi Olawumi

Funmi Olawumi

12th July 2013

Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, returns to London with her 12-piece big band featuring the four part harmonies of Naija Soul Sisters and a cracking 8-piece band. Together they mix afrobeat, juju, highlife and fuji to create a big sound that is faaji music. Faaji is a Yoruba word for having a good time and with the rich eloquence of the talking drums driving the music expect explosive rhythms from one the great names of Nigerian music.

Funmi Olawumi, lead vocals
Joy Aigbekan, backing vocals
Nike Fagbuaro, backing vocals
Esther Mabadeje, backing vocals
Kehinde Talabi, backing vocals
Lekan Shobiyi, guitar
Gbenga Kolade, keyboards
Femi Sofela, bass
Abiodun Ojikutu, drums
Wole Aina, conga/percussion
Israel Ifedayo, alto saxophone
Saeed Gbadamosi, talking drum
Wale Ogungbe, talking drum.

Tickets £12.50 / £10.50 concs.
Doors open 7.30pm.

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