Produced & performed by Dele Sosimi. Mastered at APR/MultiMaster Studio Oslo Norway by Arne Peter Rognan & Sam U GeorgE. © Dele Sosimi Music ltd. © & (p) 2007 amun/T-kay/Street Solid records. Executive producers: Sam U GeorgE & Omari S.Tabu for AMUN.
Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra . Dele Sosimi is one of the UK’s leading exponents of Afrobeat. With his Afrobeat Orchestra, Dele plays some of the world’s funkiest music: bouncing grooves mix with traditional Nigerian styles, African percussion, horns and vocals to create raw dance energy. Dele’s past collaborations give him a highly respected profile. During the early 1980s, Dele played keys for Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80 (should anyone need reminding, Fela founded the Afrobeat style). With this band, Dele toured extensively around the world.In 1984, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti went to prison, leaving his son, Femi Kuti, to lead the Egypt 80 on the American tour. Dele became musical director of the band, re-orchestrating and re-arranging, whilst also recruiting and training new members. During his time with Fela, Dele played keyboards on numerous tracks, including: Give Me Shit I Give You Shit Authority Stealing Army Arrangement Government Chicken Boy ITT (International Thief Thief) ‘Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense In 1986 Dele and Femi left Fela to form their own band: Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and the Positive Force. Dele took the role of musical director and bandleader, with his presence clearly heard in the trademark keyboard style he had developed. Again, they toured extensively, including appearances at: Montreux Jazz Festival, Roskilde Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and many more..Dele was also able to explore outside the sphere of Afrobeat, working and playing with an afro-jazz quartet/quintet and by working in collaboration with the French bassoon player Alex Ouzounoff to produce a CD titled ‘Made in Nigeria’. In December 1995, Dele Sosimi left Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and the Positive Force. He soon became a resident musician at several of London’s Nigerian venues before forming Gbedu Resurrection. Dele led this band at such venues as: Africa Centre (Covent Garden Taylors (Soho) The Shrine (held at the Brixton Fridge). His new album is expected soon. Deles Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra is ready for concerts, festivals and tours at any time and any where. For further contacts & bookings in Europe: Rob van den Bosch – Bosch & Gonzalez Productions Tel: 1+ 31 (0) 20 412 62 00. Mob.+31 (0) 6 557 121 60 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.boschgonzalez.com, or for the Scandinavian territories: AMUN - African Musicians Union in Norway. Contact pers: Sam U GeorgE, Omari S. Tabu. Tel: 47 48 11 39 96, 99 36 49 77. e-mail: email@example.com,