Saturday 12th October 7:30pm & Sunday 13th October 1pm
The Eco Park is proud and superbly excited to welcome back the legend: Dele Sosimi, the UK's multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador who has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag in the UK since 1995, for not one, but two performances across the weekend on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October.
For the first time ever, Mount Pleasant Eco Park are hosting two live performances. The first is a late-night party with all the usual Eco Park vibes, top DJs and vegetarian meals. Followed by a family friendly performance on Sunday afternoon.
Tim Stirrup, the Eco Park director said “It’s rare for such great Afrobeat performers to make their way to Cornwall, so we didn’t want anyone to miss out. A lot of our customers can’t make the evening gigs as they have young families.”
Dele began his career when he joined Fela’ Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80, where he played keyboards for 7 years and toured extensively around the world. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was the founder of the style of Afrobeat. The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing.
Tim added “We hope to inspire the next generation of musicians by giving them the opportunity to see some of the best musicians in the country right now. Dele's Orchestra comes with a full horn section and kids will be blown away by the powerful performance. But let's not forget, the parents will get to see a top band who they may not have had a chance to catch due to family commitments”
Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat - one that is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears Dele’s own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre. A true pioneer, he is accompanied on stage by a 6-piece band, serving up an unforgettable mix of grooves over a 2 hour long set that will ignite the beginning of winter in style!
Support comes from top Afrobeat DJs on both the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Be quick to get your tickets as this will sell out. Cabana Cafe will be open over the weekend serving a delicious pre-gig meal with Vegan and Vegetarian dishes being served up.
Advance tickets for both gigs are available online now on the website or by calling the Eco Park office on 01209 891500, Tuesday – Friday during office hours. Doors open from 7:30pm on Saturday 12th and 1pm on Sunday 13th. Cabana Café will be open, serving a delicious Vegan/Vegetarian Supper on the night.