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Dele Sosimi & Theo Ogundipe

L'Aubette Live

Dele Sosimi

Former pianist in Fela Kuti's Egypt 80 and Afrobeat ambassador, Dele Sosimi, pays tribute to the inspirational Mbari club scene in 1960s Nigeria.

Located in Ibadan and Osogbo, the Mbari clubs were hotbeds of literary and musical experiment. The musical performance will be interspersed with readings by actor Theo Ogundipe of works by John Pepper Clark, Christopher Okigbo and other important poets associated with the clubs. The duo will be joined this evening by Suman Joshi on double bass.

Every Thursday evening throughout Into the Night, the galleries will come to life with performance in the exhibition’s recreation of Strasbourg’s iconic L’Aubette (1928), focusing on the vitality and diversity of jazz as performed across the globe. The evenings are co-curated with Mark Kavuma, a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

Classic cocktails will also be served in the adjoining recreation of Vienna’s jewel-like Cabaret Fledermaus bar.

The performance starts at 7pm and is free with an Into the Night exhibition ticket. 

Please note that the performance finishes at approximately 8pm and the gallery closes at 9pm.

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