So here is the Art’s Own Kind footage from the Panel discussion entitled Afrobeat: A Culture , with Lemi Ghariokwu, Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, Wunmi and Rich Medina, moderated by Paul Bradshaw at Rich Mix. Enjoy!
Click here for part 2/8 and then scroll down for the rest of the videos.
Afrobeat: A Culture – The Edge09 Forum featuring Lemi Ghariokwu & Tony Allen
Edge09 in conjuction with BASS festival presents AFROBEAT: A CULTURE – a forum for all Afrobeat headz with a stellar panel that includes Lemi Ghariokwu (The Man responsible for Fela’s artwork), Tony Allen (Afrobeat Master drummer), Rich Medina (Jump’n'Funk NYC), Wunmi (Afrobeat Queen), Dele Sosimi (Keys/Egypt80). The discussion will be hosted by Paul Bradshaw (Edge09/Straight No Chaser). Join us and a host of invited guests to assess the global impact of Afrobeat – a culture of creativity and resistance.
Forum – Weds 10th June @ 1pm-2.30pm
Exhibition Art’s Own Kind – 8 June – 6 July 2009
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Get an idea about who’s going to be there watching the following videos
Check out Wunmi’s performance at London Jazz Cafe:
And here’s some sounds from the master of drums himself, Tony Allen: