Fri, May 13|
Soji & The AfroBeat Band
Introducing Soji & The Afro-Beat Band, featuring a night of Afrobeat Music at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin! Adesoji "Soji" Odukogbe hails from Nigeria, and has the distinction of being a member of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Africa 80 Band in the 1980's as Fela Kuti's Lead Guitarist.
Time & Location
May 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Alameda County, Brooklyn Basin, California, USA
About the Event
Adesoji "Soji" Odukogbe hails from Nigeria, and has the distinction of being a member of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Africa 80 Band in the 1980's as Fela Kuti's Lead Guitarist. He has become well-known since settling down in the SF Bay Area, and has been very active in the African music scene. He is a founding member of The Afrobeat Connexion and The Nigerian Brothers, as well as being a side musician for various acts, such as The West African Highlife Band and Kotoja. He has recorded and played with Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Babatunde Olatunji and Orlando Julius Ekemode, among others. Soji draws from an extensive background in Nigerian Afrobeat, highlife, and spiritual music, bringing a unique sensibility to his guitar interpretations.
Soji & The Afro-Beat Band set the dance floor afire with a churning, polyrhythmic style that he simply calls "authentic original Afrobeat like Fela's type of music, the traditional Afrobeat that nobody does.” The music played is full of Odukogbe's original songs and arrangements, as found on his debut album, "except for a few of Fela's songs that I will perform onstage only." Soji & The Afrobeat Band provides a pure Nigerian Dance Party - guaranteed to get your feet and hips moving!
Get tickets early - IT WILL SELL OUT!