On 17th October join us as we celebrate the king of Afrboeat Fela Kuti.
Two days after what would have been Fela’s 80th birthday we bring in the occasion with a night jam packed full of the life & times of one of Africa’s most challenging and charismatic music performers.
To celebrate we’ll have the following:
* Finding Fela Screening followed by a Q&A with Dele Sosimi
* Live performance from the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Quartet playing a Fela Kuti tribute set with all of his most love back catalogue
Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele‘s career began when he joined Fela‘s Anikuapo-Kuti‘s Egypt 80 (1979–1986) and then subsequently with Fela‘s son Femi Anikulapo-Kuti‘s Positive Force (1986-1994). In both bands he was musical director and keyboard player. Since Fela created Afrobeat, Dele‘s Afrobeat pedigree is therefore impeccable.
For on the day bookings, please call the pub on 020 7635 8844