Category: Live Band

Sun Ra & Africa

          It may have been due to what he personally described as his “duality,” but while Sun Ra always acknowledged the root-source of his cosmic philosophy and Space Music as Ancient Egypt; he was paradoxically never too comfortable with modern Black Africa; south of the Sahara. Africa is a very old, […]

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A Random Night at the New Afrika Shrine – Dami Ajayi

The New Afrika Shrine is the best place to be any given Sunday evening Femi Kuti and his Positive Force Band are in town. Located towards the outskirts (read entrance) of Lagos, it is close enough to…. Click here to read full article   ______________________________________ Please Share Our Article On Social Media

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Obsession Comes To A Venue By The Lagoon

By LogbagaLogbatu Jazz musicians Céline Rudolph (Germany) and Lionel Loueke (Benin Republic) will be performing the Lagos leg of their West Africa Tour at the Jazzhole in Ikoyi on Thursday July 26. The gate opens at 7pm. The tour, organised by the Goethe Institut, is themed “OBSESSION” , with live concerts across West Africa. The […]

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Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak and the dip. Every creative pretty much follows this trajectory, but the fleeting nature of pop stardom ensures that performers tend to complete this arc sooner rather than later.   Read the full story here

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BrymO Will “Kill It” At Afropolitan Vibes This Weekend

By Lasmo Mojokwu Markjohn Offor, Concert reporter The singer BymO, christened “The Wizard” by Nigeria’s mainstream press, will headline the quarterly mini music carnival Afropolitan Vibes n Victoria Island this Friday (June 29) evening. The audience is expecting that he would “kill it”. “There is arguably no singer pushing the boundaries of art from within […]

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Lagos Streets Echo The Sounds Of World Music Day

By Poke Toholo, Nightlife/Live Band Correspondent Bogobiri plugs in this evening, but the city “shuts down” at Muri Okunola on Sunday THE WORLD MUSIC DAY is today, June 21, 2018. Lagos joins other cities in the world to commemorate Fete de la Musique, which was popularised by the French Cultural Centre in this city by […]

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Dede Mabiaku

Dede’s Freedom Park Show Triggers Hope for Reconciliation with Yeni, Femi Kuti

Nseobong Okon-Ekong reports on a recent seeming insignificant event at Freedom Park which has the potential to resolve a long-standing conflict and enrich the Afrobeat environment in Nigeria

Dede and the Underground System

When word went out that Afrobeat musician and Thespian, Dede Mabiaku would perform at the Freedom Park, Lagos on the bill of its Big Band Friday, not a few saw it as a mighty step towards reconciling the musician with his estranged friends, Yeni and Femi, the children of Afrobeat god, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who Dede openly adores. Read more