“SHRINE ON YOU. Fela goes classical” is a beloved hommage to Fela Kuti, the greatest African musical genius and political rebel of recent history, played by an unusual chamber orchestra formed by eleven both classical and jazz musicians.
While Afrobeat fever spreads worldwide, the countless happenings all over the continents and the many efforts to restore the pioneristic work of the Nigerian genius, the most original answer comes indeed from Italy, homeland of countless classical composers and musicians.
Directed by Marco Zanotti, italian translator of Fela’s authorized biography by Carlos Moore, produced by Sidecar Records (I), “SHRINE ON YOU. Fela goes classical” is the debut album of the Classica Orchestra Afrobeat and it features Seun Kuti and Kologbo from Africa 70 singing respectively songs “Zombie” and “Mr Follow Follow”.
This is the part of their UK tour including their performance at West Holts stage on Glastonbury Festival 2013 and exclusive live show in London of the 11 piece orchestra. Do not miss it!!
Calling all Afrobeats lovers! From Fela Kuti and Hugh Masekela to P-Square and D'Banj, Afrobeats is taking the UK music scene by storm. Let's get together for live gigs, parties, club nights and everything in-between to celebrate this exciting new sound.
If you like music that is different, unique, organic yet modern, with no boundaries, energetic and fused with modern genres without losing its actual identity then you need look no further than Afrobeats.
Afrobeats is the sound of young Africa which is growing in popularity through out the UK and the world. The genre's name stems from Nigeria's Afrobeat which was made popular by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen in the 70s.
Now, we have a young generation of artists not scared to make some fresh new music that has made them superstars with an even bigger fanbase following the likes of Wizkid, 2face, D'banj, P-Square, V.I.P, R2bees, Dj Cleo, HHP, Nameless, Chameleone, K'naan, Cabo Snoop, K'millian, Gal Level, Winky D, Nneka & Kaysha just to name but a few who are household names in and out of Africa with music being played worldwide as well as selling out concerts and fuelling the clubbing scene week in week out.
This group is open to all who appreciate the funky, hyped and energetic sound coming out of Africa right now.
Looking forward to meeting you all at an upcoming meet up.
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