Ibibio Sound Machine
Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, the music of Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk and electro, and electronic London. These worlds collide via the storytelling lyrical thread of Eno’s vocals in the Ibibio language of Nigeria. The end result is evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape.
Ibibio Sound Machine’s pulsating first single ‘Let’s Dance’ and also ʻTalking Fish’ earned places on the BBC 6 Music playlist. The follow-up to their self-titled debut album is ‘Uyai’, which means beauty in the Ibibio language and refers to the strength and free spirit of women in general and, in particular, the courage of the women in Eno’s family. ‘Uyai’ purveys a darker, edgier tone to their first effort, which the band says, “maybe reflects the difficult journey the band took from making the first album to completing the second one”. Ibibio Sound Machine is comprised of Max Grunhard on saxophone and synth, John McKenzie on bass, Ghanaian guitar legend Alfred ‘Kari’ Bannerman, Jose Joyette on drums, Brazilian Anselmo Netto on percussion, synth/horn men Tony Hayden & Scott Baylis and vocalist Williams.
Tickets on sale:
Mar 09, 2019 Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM
TICKET PRICE – £14 adv + bf
AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
CONTACT NUMBER – 0117 935 1200