The 1st headline performance in 7 years of Afrobeat Legend
The Positive Force
With Support from London Afrobeat Collective
Islington Assembly Hall
30th May 2018
The Great Ambassador of Afrobeat
Returning to his city of birth after a long absence, the legendary son of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti will hit the stage at Islington Assembly Hall for an unmissable show. The Nigerian musician will bring alive his powerful tracks for a unique concert filled with the afro-beat energy and funk beats that made him globally recognized.
Saxophonist, songwriter and singer, the legacy of the Kuti family it’s fully embodied by this amazing musician. Femi Kuti and The Positive force shows superbly mix creative and traditional approaches peaking in afrobeats excellence. The power of their performances have never failed to reach the minds, bodies and feet of the audience.
This will be a unique chance to see him perform live songs from the new album, reviewed already has one of his best works, One People One World: a scream for justice for its country that reinforces his commitment and stance to remember the struggles of African populations. In addition to the strong socio-political themes covered by its tracks, what resonates the most, is the excellence in the musical arrangements and the rhythmic structures of the album tracks. Femi Kuti has been defined as a ‘a flamboyant stage animal’ and after hearing the album, everyone is anticipating on how overwhelming and strong the tracks will sound on stage.
The night will surely start in the best ways, with the London Afrobeat Collective, a 10 piece collective already praised as one of the most energetic and talented representative musicians of the local love for this genre.