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London Afrobeat Collective
Nov 2019 07

London Afrobeat Collective

Oslo, Hackney

Times: 7pm - 11pm

Hypnotic grooves, pounding rhythms and soaring afrobeat melodies with a zesty modern twist. 

If, as the great Fela Kuti once said, ‘music is the weapon’, then you’ll need to wear armour to withstand the full sonic force of London Afrobeat Collective – this politicised party machine are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move.

Their name may include the UK’s capital but their sound goes far beyond the British Isles. Hailing from England, Italy, France, Congo, Argentina and New Zealand combine Fela, Parliament Funkadelic and Frank Zappa to create an addictive sound drawing on funk, jazz, rock, and dub. Powered by a mutual passion for afrobeat, the collective describe themselves as something uniquely London-based, inspired by Africa but using their own global DNA and modern approach to reinvent the genre into brand new music witha very fresh energy.

An unmissable evening of raging rhythms and relentless groove.

“A fulsome evocation of Fela Kuti’s continually inspiring blend of jazz-funk horns lashed to a relentless mix of funky highlife and Yoruba, all delivered with aplomb….” – Time Out London

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