Photography by Urban Lights
Songlines presents Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on Saturday, October 11
Dele Sosimi has had his hands in Afrobeat from a young age – at just 16 years old he joined Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band in Nigeria. After moving to London in 1995, he’s become the UK’s Afrobeat ambassador.
This show follows on from the sold-out Songlines presents concert at the Elgar Room, featuring Antonio Forcione, in November 2013. At this year’s concert, Dele will be supported by Simo Lagnawi, the UK’s leading gimbri player and Gnawa master.
Highlights from Dele’s performance at Sundance London Festival: