FELABRATING FELA KUTI feat: DELE SOSIMI & FRIENDS + SAMBROSO NODA & THE CUBAN ALLSTARS.
HiddenBeach proudly present an upgraded outdoor music event
at the prestigious De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 10th July 2021
From 2pm – 11pm
Authentic Buena Vista Latin Cuban with Sambroso & the Cuban Allstars
A TRIBUTE TO FELA KUTI
Dele Sosimi & Friends live!
Supported by Samaki, the amazing live afrobeat band.
DJs Mr & Mrs Wedderburn
& DJ Remi Vibesman
HiddenBeach are very excited to announce the upgrade of these two events now being held outdoors with a 300 capacity. A once in a lifetime live music show.
Take a trip to Havana and feel the romantic rhythms, inspiring percussion and unique sounds of this amazing country. The afternoon begins outdoors overlooking the beach with Authentic Buena Vista & Latin Cuban Live Music from 2pm.
We then continue into the evening Felabrating the music of Fela Kuti with the Godfather of afrobeat. A VERY exclusive performance by Dele Sosimi & Friends.
Dele Sosimi is an original member of Fela Kuti’s band as well as Femi Kuti’s band and also performed with the legendary drummer Tony Allen. Together with his band including the mighty CubAfrobeat they play the music of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Also performing on the night is the amazing afrobeat band Samaki and with DJs Mr & Mrs Wedderburn + Remi Vibesman providing a mix of Tropical
& Africazilica DJ Ses. Its going to be a show to remember.
All previously purchased, existing ticket holders will automatically be upgraded to this all day event taking place from Saturday afternoon on 10th July. For clarity purposes this means if you have tickets for either of the previously announced events you are now able to enjoy BOTH shows that are now being hosted on Saturday 10th July 2021.
Further enquiries can be made by contacting Remi Vibesman on 07729 793 487 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the De La Warr.
Those who couldn’t buy tickets due to the event selling out can now purchase tickets to access the whole day (Including A Tribute to Fela Kuti and Sambroso Noda Cuban Allstars and Samaki) for £20.
Even with capacity now at 300 there are still only a limited number of remaining tickets so please purchase now to avoid disappointment.
Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele‘s career began when he joined Fela‘s Anikulapo Kuti‘s Egypt 80 (1979–1986) and then subsequently with Fela‘s son Femi Anikulapo Kuti‘s Positive Force (1986-1994). In both bands he was musical director and keyboard player. Since Fela created Afrobeat, Dele‘s Afrobeat pedigree is therefore impeccable.
The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing.
Dele toured extensively around the world with Fela and Femi, re-orchestrating and arranging music and also handling the recruiting and training of new musicians. His keyboard work can be heard on Fela‘s Power Show, Original Sufferhead, MOP 1 (Movement of the People), Authority Stealing, Army Arrangeement, ITT (International Thief Thief), and Teacher Don‘t Teach Me Nonsense, and on Femi‘s albums “No Cause for Alarm and Mind Your Own Business”. Dele has also performed often with Dr Tony Allen, the king of Afrobeat drumming. Fol- lowing his first solo album, Turbulent Times“ (Eko Star 2002), he was invited to select the tracks for the 3-CD compilation entitled, Essential Afrobeat“ (Uni- versal, 2004).
He was producer and co-writer of “Calabash Volume 1: Afrobeat Poems” by Ikwunga, the Afrobeat Poet (2004). He is a central member of the Wahala Project, whose single Wahala appears on Puma‘s 2006 Soccer World Cup Compilation CD. He has also fea- tured on British rapper TY‘s album Closer (on the track “Sweating for your Salary”), with “Turbulent Times” featured on “The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project” (2006). His current album “Identity” described by Songlines as “A sizzling set from London’s Afro- beat Leader” is still receiving rave reviews. (July 2008 Helico Records).
He has performed all over the world (for example, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Joe Zawinul‘s Birdland (Vienna – Dele was invited to perform as a guest alongside the late great Joe Zawinul at his Charity Event for survivors of Hurricane Katrina), the Treib- haus (Innsbruck), Paradiso, (Amsterdam), Bimhuis (Amsterdam) Oerol Festival (Terschelling, Holland), the Ollin Kan Festival (Mexico City), Afrikadey! Ca- nada Afrobeat Summit in Calgary (August 2007), Sensommer Int Musikkfestival 2007 Oslo, Norway (August 2007) Festival Musicas Do Mar Portugal & Festval Art des Villes Art des Champs, France (Au- gust 2008), and in London (frequent appearances at the Jazz Café, Kemia Bar at Momo‘s, ‘The Shrine‘, and the South Bank Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hall & Purcell Room), Soho Jazz Festival, to name a few.
Currently based in London, Dele is an educator and instructor in Afrobeat (via his Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Foundation, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Music and Media, LondonMetropolitan University). Dele per- forms in one of three formats, each as compelling and funky as the others – a 15-piece Afrobeat Or- chestra (featuring a 5-piece horn section and dancers), a 6–9 piece band (the most frequently used format) or a trio/quartet (with bass and drums/percussion).
Sosimi is abetted by a group of musicians, most of whom have either played with him on previous re- cords or have gigged with him on the live circuit. They all have chops to spare and the communication
World class Latin musicians, who honour the rich and colourful sounds of Cuba with a high-octane live performance of the country’s finest musical exports.
Sambroso Noda , the beating heart of London’s Cuban community and flourishing music scene, creates an all-star group of musicians to pay their own unique and loving tribute to the wonderful world of Cuban music. Expect music from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club, Afro Cuban All stars, Celia Cruz and more.
Javier Camilo – Lead Vocals / Percussion
Oreste “Sambroso” Noda – Congas
Jimmy Martinez – Bass
Kishon Khan – Piano
Adonis Bandera – Bongos / Campana
Luis Alberto Musiquito – Trumpet
Samaki return to the Kino-Teatr after their triumphant debut in March.
Samaki is an afrobeat project based on the sound of 1970s African musicians like Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, and Oscar Sulley. Featuring a collective of Hastings musicians, Samaki bring the primal elements of relentless grooves and soaring melodies to the stage.
Samaki’s musicians have recorded, toured and/or played with Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher, Ray Charles, Sade, James Brown, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Liane Carroll, Kirk Whalum, Jack Bruce, Steve Hackett, Ayub Ogada, Julia Biel, Gilberto Gil, Jeff Beck, and the Estatic Republic of Conga, amongst many others.
Chris White (saxophone), James McMillan (trumpet), Jo Brooks (keyboards), Jim Board (guitar), James Davison (bass), Tristan Banks (drums) and Julian Humphries (percussion
Mr & Mrs Wedderburn
DJ’s on the night, Mr & Mrs Wedderburn. Gordon has produced and presented a number of jazz shows for internet radio, in addition to showcasing some of the UK’s finest jazz talent through his very popular events. His services have been sought by the UK umbrella jazz organisation, Jazz Services and he contributed to one of their very informative guides directed toward the musicians in the UK jazz community. He also finds time to write music reviews and is a selector/DJ presenting jazz and world related music on the decks at various events
Remi Vibesman’s passion for music began aged 9 when his parents took him to the Festac 77 month long Festival, known as the World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Lagos, Nigeria. The month-long event showcased over 16,000 participants, including Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder and many more artists on the international stage.
He began his career in the industry through the creation of WaxCity Music, a vinyl record store in London. He started the independent record labels Big Cheese Recordings, Freshmess on Wax and Phat Vibes Recordings pushing the independent soul, acid jazz, trip hop and nu jazz hip hop scene internationally. He worked professionally as a recorded artist and DJ with influential releases getting heavy DJ rotation by such international DJs as Norman Jay and Soul II Soul leader Jazzy B.
More recently he’s the man behind HiddenBeach, an events organisation & collective promoting music as diverse as Afrobeat, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco & House. He works with both local and international artists and DJ’s including more recently The Young Disciples’ Femi Fem and Horse Meat Disco’s DJ Severino. Remi Vibesman also fundraises for charity by performing yearly 24hr non stop solo vinyl DJ sets in his hometown of Hastings and holds the unofficial world record for the number of times completed with a vinyl only DJ set.