The daytime event sees Global Rhythms hosting POP Box Brixton, alongside a plethora of pop-up cocktail bars and food vendors, whereby al fresco dancing will continue until dusk, when the whole shebang moves over to Electric Brixton for a unique live music and DJ party.
The impressive line up at the Electric includes live performances by Romare, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Session Victim, as well as DJ sets by Crazy P, Bradley Zero, and more.
Boiler Room sensation, Romare, returns to perform at Global Rhythms after he played at their first gig in January, and the preternaturally gifted Romare will be headlining the show this time around for his second ever live gig.
Romare will be joined on stage by the amazing Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. Dele is well known for having played alongside Fela Kuti as part of the great man’s Egypt 80 band, where he was both keys player and musical director, and subsequently with Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. He is now based in London and directs his own afrobeat orchestra with whom he has performed worldwide including gigs at London’s Jazz café and South Bank, Montreux Jazz Festival, Womad, Mostly Jazz Festival and leading a large contingent of jazz musicians in celebrating the musical legacy of Fela Kuti at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Dele’s orchestra presents the funkiest rhythm guitars, fiery percussion, call and response vocals, and blazing horns – faithful to the original blueprint but also clearly bearing Dele’s own DNA. A lot of you will have already come across the Âme Innervisions release of his song ‘Too Much Information’, which is reputed to be both Âme & Dixon’s track of the year.
As well as two high-calibre live acts, Berlin’s Session Victim will also be performing. Their live set is widely renowned for being one of the best on the block, fusing house, jazz and funk into one almighty groove blend.
DJ support comes from top selectors Crazy P, Bradley Zero, YAM Records, Container Records, and First World Records alongside Global Rhythms residents Elwood, and Sam & Toby.
Electric Brixton Town Hall Parade London SW2 1RJ, Easter Sunday 27 March 2016,10pm – 6am.
Price: £5 – £12.50.