Traditional and contemporary Yoruba music combine in the soulful voice of Funmi Olawumi, the founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, who creates Faaji music from a refreshing mix of influences, from juju, highlife and afrobeat to fuji. Faaji is a Nigerian-Yoruba word for having a good time and Funmi Olawumi and her 12-piece band create hypnotic dance music that galvanizes and uplifts in a remarkable way. Tonight she performs with her big band featuring The Naija Soul Sisters (Joy Aigbekan, Nike Fagbuaro, Esther Mabadeje and Kehinde Talabi), guitarist Lekan Shobiyi, keyboardist Gbenga Kolade, bassist Femi Sofela, drummer John Bello, percussionist Wole Aina, alto saxophonist Israel Ifedayo and talking drummers Saeed Gbadamosi and Wale Ogungbe.
EVENT: FUNMI OLAWUMI live @ Ronnie Scotts (African Music Festival)
DATE: Sunday, 23rd, Sept, 2012
HOST: Joyful Noise
VENUE: Ronnie Scotts Club, 47 Frith St, W1V 4HT
TICKETS: £25 - £40
BOX OFFICE : 020 7439 0747