Better known for her work with Bugz In The Attic, Roy Ayers and Soul II Soul, Wunmi takes centre stage with her full band at OUT OF AFRICA; a profound and infectious showcase of the best in cutting-edge, contemporary African music.
The Wunmi stage show is a revelation, which has become known for its explosive energy with her trademark outfits, hi-octane dance moves, super-tight band and infectious spirit.
After over 10 years of classic collaborations working with production heavyweights like Masters At Work, Seiji and Truby Trio, Wunmi is finally heading solo with her much anticipated debut album.
“A.L.A” is a dynamite collection of funky Afro groove featuring established dance tracks such as “Talk, Talk, Talk” and an Afro-ised version of The Police’s “Message in A Bottle”, which starts with high-speed Afro groove before dropping into a dubby arrangement of the original.
Wunmi has become a vital link between today’s global dance music culture and the vast musical history of Nigeria.
Yemisi Mokuolu, founder, “We’re blown away to be featuring Wunmi at Out of Africa, she is simply one of the only artists of today who can show the awesome genius of African music in the extreme”.
Supporting our main act is nu-afro-jazz-dub songstress FAE SIMON, whose warm voice and present-day lyrics are reminiscent of Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald.
The night opens with DJ ILKA (BBC Africa on your street) and closes with DJ FREESTYLE (Voice of Africa radio), who’ll be feasting on an Afropean sound plate of kwaito, drum ‘n’ bass, tassou, funk, coupé décalé, R ‘n’ B, soukous, jazz, high life, broken beat, afrobeat and much more.
This is Out of Africa, a profound and infectious musical invention that brings everyone to their feet.