ADESOSE WALLACE & IBILE [Hi-Life, Afrobeat, Traditional / West Africa]
Master percussionist, artist, teacher, philanthropist and social commentator.
Baba Adesose Wallace is a legend of African music. A master percussionist, artist, teacher, philanthropist and social commentator. His inspirations include some of Africa’s luminary musicians and bands – Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti, Geraldo Pino, Sunny Ade, Miriam Makeba amongst many others. After coming to London in the early 80s, Ade formed IBILE, which means ‘Children of the World. He has graced the stage at Glastonbury and WOMAD leaving audiences in awe.
His avid enthusiasm for the use of traditional African instruments gave birth to a distinctive sound – brewing an intricate blend of blues, jazz, afro funk and psychedelia – 100% unplugged; the sound churned out by this incredibly dynamic band utilises mostly traditional African instruments.
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