Doors 7.45pm, music 8.30pm
The Toby Foyeh group takes you on a musical journey from Africa to Europe and America, where traditional Yoruba music, Highlife and Afrobeat meet Pop, Rock and Jazz with scintillating guitars. Though absorbing various western elements, the music is fresh and original. His band has performed in the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and the Caribbean, entrancing audiences around the world and appearing at major festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival, Nigaata, Japan, 17 International Jazz Festivals including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Detroit, Syracuse, Washington DC, Jamaica, Grenada, Bahamas, Curacao and Malta EU etc plus many Universities and Performing Arts Centers. The band is very visual on stage, with colourful costumes and call and response singing in English and Yoruba.
The band’s live performances are very exciting, portraying a new musical vision of Africa, songs in English and Yoruba, scintillating guitars, where West African Guitar music meets Jazz and Rock all on top of African rhythms. A mini acoustic break, where Toby plays the flute, a second instrument he took up as a child punctuates the set. With the flute you’ll go on a mystical musical journey to traditional Yorubaland and back again. With the tour Toby treats the audience to an 8-piece group and an intimate performance. This may be the future of African music
Tonight they play from various CDs – African Festival, Pirates of Africa, Lagos Ilu Eko, Jalolo and Here I Come.
This is a must see group.