Celebrate World Music Day With A Free Concert At The New Afrika Shrine
World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) originated in France in 1981. The all-day musical celebration was created by former French minister of culture, Jack Lang, to encourage more people to take up music seriously and professionally.
To celebrate this day in Nigeria, Institut Français of Nigeria, Alliance Française of Lagos and the Label VOLUME have invited some gifted French and Nigerian artists for a unique concert at the New Afrika Shrine on June 23.
The concert, which will run from 8 pm to 12 am, is free and open to all. The artists and bands that will be performing are Aleqs Notal, Po'Boy, Skata Vibration and Salah Gaoua.
French DJ and producer, Aleqs Notal is a huge underground music enthusiast who specializes in house music. His album, Felatronic, will be released during the concert, and he will be accompanied by legendary drummer, Wura Samba.
Po'Boy are a French-Congolese band that have shared the stage with everyone from Femi Kuti to Toots and the Maytals. Their sound is an eclectic fusion of genres and musical influences from all around the world.
Skata Vibration are an underground afro-psychedelic rock band composed of a root bassist, Laughter Oluwatosin; a conceptual drummer, Adey Omotade; hypnotic loop guitarist, Jad Moukarim; and an eclectic Hausa vocalist, Stiques.
The versatile Salah Gaoua is a singer, a lyricist, a music arranger and a comedian. The French-Algerian has been creating distinct music for almost two decades, and he seems to only get better with each passing year.
By Daniel Orubo, published on 19/06/2018