Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla
World-class piano and violin. 30 January
The Rhythms are 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria who mix the cerebral musicality of Afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk, underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles. This is contemporary African music at its best that takes the past into the future.
The Rhythms are Femi Sofela (bass), Ebenezer Oke (guitar), Niran Obasa (synths), Gbenga Kolade (keys), Tope Orekoya (percussion), Luwoye Miller (drums) and Esther Mabadeje (vocals).