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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Larger than life Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola is one of the world’s greatest percussionists described by the Washington Post as a “wizard percussionist”, with a career that with the likes of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Lucky Ranku and winning Grammies with Cassandra Wilson, Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabate. Last year he launched his new 7-piece band “Afrobeat Messengers” to create music that fuses American jazz and Nigerian afrobeat. The result is a band driven by infectious rhythms of Lekan Babalola.
Pianist Niran Obasa’s meditative solo piano music is highly influenced by his formal musical lessons in Nigerian churches.
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency