Diggin’ This: Dele Sosimi & the Estuary 21 ft Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – “Mo Ṣe B’ọ́lá Tán” (Wah Wah 45s)
An easy and breezy jazz rhythm from the Afrobeat luminary.
Hackney, East London-born and Nigeria-raised Dele Sosimi was the keyboard player and musical director for Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 & Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.
After initially meeting at Felabration 2012, the annual event which celebrates Fela Kuti‘s music, Dele and Sam Duckworth, otherwise known as indie musician Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, talked about working together.
Nearly ten years later, the two musicians finally got together to collaborate in Southend-On-Sea, where Sam is from, and recorded an album over a several week-long sessions in 2021.
Says Dele, “‘Mo Ṣe B’ọ́lá Tán’ is an acceptance and acknowledgement of our individual creativity, shining through in spite of the vicissitudes of life.”
Dele Sosimi & the Estuary 21 ft Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – “Mo Ṣe B’ọ́lá Tán”
“Mo Ṣe B’ọ́lá Tán” is taken from Dele Sosimi & the Estuary 21‘s new album, The Confluence, out April 7 via Wah Wah 45s. London fans can catch the group playing at the Jazz Cafe on that same date.
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