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Saluting the Black President

Saluting the Black President is the celebration of the legacy of Fela Kuti the king of Afrobeat. It’s a part of Innervisions Festival featuring Van Morrison, Gilberto Gil, Thievery Corporation, Robert Glasper and more, Fela’s former manager Rikki Stein has curated this special Afrobeat event with the mighty Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Afrikan Boy, Bumi Thomas, Amy True and myself as a DJ at my favourite venue the EartH in Hackney on Friday 5 July.

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Do not miss it! Tickets are available here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/fela-kuti-saluting-the-black-president/earth-evolutionary-arts-hackney/1317921

More info: https://www.innervisionsfestival.com/

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Afrobeat Vibration 10th Anniversary DJ Mix

It was a great party for our 10th anniversary in Jazz Cafe last Friday! Lokkhi Terra crew and MC Breis came up on stage as guests, we had an amazing time to celebrate the legacy of Afrobeat with our mighty Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra! For those who missed, I have recorded my DJ mix and uploaded on mixcloud for you to feel the vibe. Next one is going to be Friday 22 February 2019 so save the date now!

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Afrobeat Vibration 10th Anniversary

I can’t believe that it has been 10 years already! I still clearly remember the first night, sweaty and gritty session at The Empowering Church. It was a legendary venue but unfortunately no longer exist… But now we are resided in The Jazz Cafe to keep our traditions going. The spirt of Fela is still alive and well! Come and join us to celebrate on Friday 30 November, we might have very special surprise guests on the night so get your tickets now on Resident Advisor.

Live: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
DJ: Koichi Sakai
Doors: 22:30 – 3:00
Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1156511

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Afrobeat Vibration Live DJ Mix

It was another great show with the mighty Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. The band kicked off with the Fela Kuti classic “Black Man’s Cry” and “Zombie”, they delivered 3 hour marathon live in purple haze including unreleased original tunes. For those who missed, I have recorded my DJ mix for you to listen and feel the vibe. Next one will be on Friday 30 November at the Jazz Cafe. It will be our 10th Anniversary so save the date!

Track list

  1. Orchestre Poly Ritmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni (Bosq Afro Disco Mix)
  2. Dele Sosimi – TMI (Koichi Sakai Remix)
  3. Oscar Sulley – Bukom Mashie (De Gama Remix)
  4. Volta45 & Koichi Sakai – Akumaa Chop
  5. Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu – MYOB (Koichi Sakai Remix)
  6. Kabbala – Yo Yo Dance
  7. Okyrema Asante – Sabi
  8. Bunny Mack – Love Sweet Love
  9. Lokassa Ya Mbongo – Monica
  10. Eko – Funky Disco Music (Riccio Rerub)