Projects

THEATRE
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Set in 1977, the Kalakutans is an imaginative retelling of events leading up to the invasion of Fela’s
compound by soldiers from a nearby barracks which led to the burning down of Fela’s house and
the brutalizing of the residents.

INSTALLATION
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Sixteen Pieces in an exhibition of visual art based on the sacred literature of the Yoruba. Commissioned by lekan Babalola. There are seventeen paintings in the collection by artist from Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, the United States and the United Kingdom that represents the Yoruba Diaspora.

INSTALLATION
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Erindinlogun is based on an Oracle System used in Nigeria, the home land of the Yoruba Tribes. It is the female expression that evolved from the ancient philosophy and divination system “Ifa”. Ifa is only practised by male priests “Babalawo” and women can not participate until they became elders.

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THEATRE
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Exploration of the Foundations of Afrobeat, a narrative set via interviews, video and music.

MUSIC
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The Band is a 12 piece, Consisting of 3 Marching Drummers and 1 Sakara Talking drummer, 4 Trumpeters, 2 Trombonists, 1 Tuba Player and a Jazz Percussionist. Many of the band members are from the area of Campos in Lagos, where they are seen as “second class citizens”, despite their skills as musicians.

MUSIC
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“Tales of diaspora” is a free spirited jazz infused collaboration between Babalola the percussionist/if Yoruba cultural activist and classically trained clarinetist Kate Luxmoore. It features a posse of Birmingham based musicians capable of conveying a certain authenticity of ethnic fusion.