Ayetoro

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Ayetoro - Jazz afro jazz Live Act in London

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Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by one of Nigeria's most talented composers and pianists Funsho Ogundipe.
He began playing piano at age 17 and was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti's Shrine, but formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit Something Dey, a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the same title. This tune became the template for a post Fela Afrobeat. After establishing the bands place on the nigerian afrobeat scene.
Ogundipe moved to London beginning a musical journey that has shot him onto live performances on many world stages alongside other notables, while maintaining working bands in Nigeria, Ghana & UK.
Although heavily influenced by Afrofuturist big band projects such as Sun Ras Arkestra, Miles Davis' electric groups and Fela Kutis various outfits, Ayetoro is no mere funk-jazz Afrobeat revival band. The collectives members are all established musicians in Lagos, Accra and London, with a rhythmic fluidity that bridges the gap between Afrobeat, Jazz and Funk with reflections on the past and present of both genres.
Ayetoros albums (Afrobeat Chronicles Vol 1 & 2) successfully demonstrate the bands immense musical growth in one decade as well as show in energy and musical diversity, the futuristic directions of the music, directed with maturity and confident expertise on the piano.

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by one of Nigeria's most talented composers and pianists Funsho Ogundipe.
He began playing piano at age 17 and was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti's Shrine, but formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit Something Dey, a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the same title. This tune became the template for a post Fela Afrobeat. After establishing the bands place on the nigerian afrobeat scene.
Ogundipe moved to London beginning a musical journey that has shot him onto live performances on many world stages alongside other notabl...

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