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The Shape of Jazz To Come Presents: The Lucumi Project – Steelpan meets Afrobeat

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM



David Ijaduola (drums)

Marlon Hibbert (tenor pan)

Marcus Cumberbatch-King (double seconds)

Kishan Shorter (cello pan)

Christos Stylianides (trumpet)

Simeon May (t/sax)

Emmanuel Adeniran (b/guitar)


Last summer with support from the PRSF for Music we commissioned David Ijaduola to compose a suite of music to be performed with a steelband and brass section at our Feed the Soul Festival 2022 in Gillett Square. The compositions became known as the Lucumi Suite.

Once again we are delighted to present the Lucumi Project led by the composer/arranger/drummer David Ijaduola this time leading a seven piece ensemble performing his compositions from the Lucumi Suite the sound of afrobeats fused with Caribbean rhythms – the steel pan and brass together is pure magic.

Multi-instrumentalist David Ijaduola has been arranging and composing for steelband since he was fifteen. He has won several awards as a young steelpan player. In 2013 he established the youth division of Ebony Steel Band that went on to win a number of steel band competitions. He has worked with artists such as the band Rudimental – featuring as a pan player on the track ‘Right Here’, JP Cooper, and toured as the drummer for Sona Jobarteh and Dele Sosime.



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