FUNMI OLAWUMI (NIGERIA) Event 15 | Saturday 17 September | Purcell Room | 7.30pm
£17.50/£15.00 (cons) | Tickets: 0844 847 9910| www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Funmi Olawumi, the leader of the Yoruba Women Choir, steps out with songs from her solo CD “Funmi Ti De” (JNR), a brilliant record that is driven by her own unique Faaji rhythms that emerged from the Nigerian party scene where hi-life, afobeat, juju and fuji rhythms are mixed together into one glories funky sound. Funmi Olawumi calls her music “Faaji Music” meaning “good time” in Yoruba and this is what she creates with her hand-picked 10-piece band powered by her producer and bassist Femi Sofela.
Faaji music is truly good time ... come and enjoy! Tickets still available ... the combination of Funmi Olawumi and Femi Sofela's arrangements soar and entice!