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Celebrate the Legacy of Fela Kuti at London's 'Felabration' With Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra + Very Special Guests

Presenting London Felabration 2016 featuring the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra and very special guests.

Every year we celebrate the life and legacy of Fela Kuti through Felabrations held in major cities across the globe.


This coming October, AGMP, Knitting Factory Records and Okayafrica are presenting London Felabration 2016 featuring the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra and very special guests—including Temi Dollface, Breis, Bumi Thomas, Afrikan Boy, Tiggs da Author, and many more.

Dele Sosimi is one of the leading forces of afrobeat. A longtime keyboardist for Fela Kuti‘s Egypt 80 and bandleader for Femi Kuti‘s Positive Force, Dele Sosimi now regularly plays with his 16-man Afrobeat Orchestra across London.

They’ll be holding down the sounds at London Felabration 2016, an event curated by Rikki Stein, who managed Fela Kuti and whose 46-album back catalogue he continues to administer.

Last year’s London Felabration saw the likes of Tony Allen, 2Face Idibia, Laura Mvula and many others join the band onstage. You never know what surprise guests will jump on this year.

Buy tickets to London Felabration 2016 at the Electric Ballroom.

Enter the promo code FELALONDON2016 for HALF-PRICE TICKETS.  

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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