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Nigeria's top duo singers, P-Square alongside Wande Coal, May D, and guest appearances like El, Fuse ODG, Ezi, DL, are performing live at the Love AfroBeats Festival 2012 come 26th of this month, Nigeria Music Network have gathered.
P-Square, Wande Coal, May D live at HMV Apollo Hammersmith
Afrobeat is like the new sound of the UK underground, especially in the African-multi-cultural populated areas like London. Nigerian artistes are fine-tuning the African pop of Fela Kuti to suit the global audience, including those that tends to love Hip Hop.
What Is Afrobeat?
According to Wikipedia, Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife, funk and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. Its main creator was the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who gave it its name, who used it to revolutionise musical structure as well as the political context in his native Nigeria. It was Kuti who coined the term "afrobeat" upon his return from a U.S. tour with his group Nigeria '70 (formerly Koola Lobitos).
Hardly is their any African that has no love for the sounds of Afrobeat - the music is enjoyed in several events all over the world.
The Love AfroBeats festival 2012 is being hosted by Julius Elenu, a Nigerian comedian from Ondo state - real name Akinlami Babatunde Julius.
As mentioned earlier, P-Square, Wande Coal, May D will be performing live at the Love AfroBeats festival 2012, but that is not all. Fuse ODG, a Ghanaian musician based in UK and best known for the popular song Azonto - based on the Afrobeats dance craze Azonto Dance is also performing at the Love AfroBeats festival 2012.
Joining Fuse ODG, P-Square, May D, and Wande Coal; is El from Ghana, an Award winning Ghanaian record producer, rapper and sound engineer. UK Afrobeat singer, Ezi Emela and DL, one of the most promising upcoming UK-based Afrobeat artiste, is also performing at the Love Afrobeats carnival.
Where To Buy Love AfroBeats Festival 2012 Tickets
Nigeria Music Network have gathered that Cokobar, an entertainment brand popularly known for consistent sold-out concerts in the UK at award winning venues like the London indigO2, London HMV Apollo; is responsible for handling out tickets for the Love AfroBeats festival 2012.
Tickets can be purchased from Cokobar.com or by calling 0208 953 1219. Tickets for the Love AfroBeats festival can also be purchased at the following outlets:
- ALL HMV CD SHOPS IN THE UK
- COKOBAR - Saturdays Monument Station
- TASTY'S - Woolwich 0208 854 2171
- OBALENDE SUYA - Peckham 0207 703 7033
- PRESIDENTIAL - Old Kent Road 0207 708 4491
- LE-JOINT FISH BAR - Old Kent Road 0207 207 6789
- TOMI'S KITCHEN - Deptford 0208 694 9352
- TOMI'S KITCHEN - Hackney 0208 694 9352
- TOMI'S KITCHEN - BARKING
- THE DEN - CRICKLEWOOD
- MAMA CASS - BURNT OAK
- BTUF AFRO CARIBBEAN - DAGEHNAM 0208 517 7999
For More Info:
COKOBAR - 02089531219 / 07951536726/ 07762257912
SMADE - 07949806892
SUGA - 07866503598
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