Nigerian Grammy award-winning percussionist, Lekan Babalola, has unveiled plans for his 2017 concert series tagged Ebo Tour.
Ebo which translates in Babalola’s native Yoruba language as a ‘traditional offering,’ is a beautiful nexus between the percussionist’s funk music and his Ifa way of life.
The Ebo Tour kicks-off on Saturday, June 17th at Somerfest Festival, Somerset featuring spoken word by Dr. Olu Taiwo. The Sacred Funk train moves to Mostly Jazz And Funk Mosley Park in Birmingham on July 9th.
It makes its next stop in Manchester at Band On The Wall on July 27, 2017. Other schedules include Colchester Arts Centre, Essex on Sunday, September 24thh, Vortex Jazz Club, London on Thursday, September 2017 and The Canteen, Bristol on September 30th.
Babalola, who is based in Birmingham, UK, is currently touring the world with the Atomic Bomb – The Music of William Onyeabor featuring the likes of David Byrne (Talking Heads), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chips) and many others.
SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017
Featuring Dr. Olu Taiwo –Spoken Word
Somerfest Festival, Taunton High Street, Somerset TA1 3PJ
www.somerfest.net | Tel –
SUNDAY 9TH JULY 2017
MOSTLY JAZZ AND FUNK
Mosley Park, Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8DJ
BAND ON THE WALL
25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ
www.bandonthewall.org | Tel – 0161 830 3891
Sunday 24th September 2017
COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
www.colchesterartscentre.com | Box Office: 01206 500900
Thursday 28TH September 2017
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
www.vortexjazz.co.uk | Info: 020 7254 4097
Saturday 30th September 2017
The Canteen, Canteen Cottage, Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7AD
www.canteenbristol.co.uk | Tel – 0117 923 2017