Soji and the Afrobeat Band @Central

Adesoji “Soji” Odukogbe; photograph by Becky Jaffe
April 13, 2014 - 7:00pm-8:00pm (ended)

Sunday, April 13, 7-8 pm, doors open 6:30pm @ Central Library, 2nd floor Reading Room.  Original compositions with infectious extended grooves are guaranteed to set your body in motion at this special after-hours event with Nigeria's legendary guitar master and singer Adesoji "Soji" Odukogbe and his Afrobeat band, featuring guitars, percussion and horns. Soji was the lead guitarist for the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti's world renowned Afrobeat band. In the 1970's Fela created this new hybrid dance music performed by large ensembles, synthesizing funk and jazz with West African highlife. The concert is complemented by the Central Library's exhibition African Roots of Jazz featuring the paintings of Charles Curtis Blackwell on display on the 1st and the 5th floors.