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August 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EEST€10,00
Adedeji Adetayo from Nigeria
From Playing with Symphonic Orchestra in the Netherlands to Performing the Role of principal tenor in Bode Omojola’s African Opera with Mount Holy Orchestra In U.S , Adedeji has become a force to reckon with. A modern Griot , prolific singer, Guitarist and multi instrumentalist, born and raised in the vibrant city of Lagos West Africa and has spent the last decades shuffling Lagos and Europe.
Adedeji’s music is an infusion of the Traditional African style with a progressive attitude and the modern sound of jazz and funk music, creating music that is rhythmically and technically sophisticated, harmonically rich and melodically compelling. Among his evident influences are Traditional Nigerian music e.g Apala , Fuji, Highlife to Juju music. others include Stevie Wonder, D’angelo, Prince, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti. Miles Davis, Frank Zappa to mention a few.
He studied music technology at the Polytechnic, Ibadan for two years, and creative art at the University of Lagos. He has Diploma, Associates and Licentiate degrees in Performance from the London College of Music, and is a graduate of Jazz Guitar/ Vocals at prins claus conservatory of the Hanze university Netherlands, where he won the 2012 VNO NCW Noord Talent Award.
Adedeji has performed at various festivals and events such as World Music Day 2006/2009 (Greece), Documentary Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece), African Art Fest (Madrid), Sing Out Gospel Concerts (Germany), Gideon Festival (Netherlands), Swinging in Groningen (Netherlands), Kalamata Jazz Festival (Greece), Amsterdam Gospel Festival, Stukafest (Groningen, Netherlands), Enclave de Agua Festival (Soria, Spain), Tanjazz Festival and Jazzablanca Festival
(Morocco), Mamajazz festival (Lithuania), and Bayelsa Jazz Festival (Nigeria), Suriname jazz festival ,Amersfoort jazz festival, Jazz in the Pine (California U.S) to name but a few.
He has shared the stage with the NNO orchestra, Lionel Loueke, JD Walter, Femi Temowo, Gene Jackson, Lagbaja, Ayo Bankole, the Steve Rhodes Orchestra ,Brice Wassy,Paco Sery ,Tony
Allen ,FraFra sound and many more. He featured on Mc Yinka’s Alana album, composed for Worm food London labels Abobo Nation Ep,Yannis Kassetas Funk Abyss album, Elvis E’s Prayer album and many more .
His album Afreekanism was no 4 on Japan world music category 2017 with reviews on jazz corner in the U.S. Newark top 40 chart ,Mi2n and more ,its been receiving airplay in the states,Netherlands,Spain, Greece and Nigeria.
His new album which is set to be release on the one world record label in Denmark is a progressive Jazz-Funk influenced vintage Afrobeat Yoruba eclectic sound that greatly reflects his growing up in the metropolitan city of Lagos.
A 10 track educating, entertaining,Afrobeat Jazz, feel good, funky album that chronicles his interpretation of the music and artistes that has influenced him.