LEKAN BABALOLA, YORUBA SONNETS
Twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola, is well known for his innovative musical style, using his native Yoruba tongue infused with traditional music, Afrobeat and funky dance overtones. In addition to being a talented musician, Lekan has also undertaken education work as part of his artistic programme and has on-going relationships both in the UK, USA, Europe, Caribbean and Africa as a percussionist, art curator tutor, band leader / composer and producer.
Dr Olu Taiwo is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Winchester. He has worked on identity and performance and is a well-established performer using digital technologies. He is engaged with critical debates around the interaction of body, technology and the environment.
Together, Lekan and Olu will bring to the stage the ‘Yoruba Sonnets’ – a unique experience, presented by two very talented, very different individuals.
To find out more, visit; Facebook: Olalekan Babalola
Twitter: @LekanBabalola / @drtaiwo
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