2014 Elegance Award at the Tanjazz Festival
Award winner LOS GUILLES 2013 World Music
“You'll listen to the true embrace of James Brown and Fela Kuti licks intertwining and singing to each Other, Apala, Fuji, Gnawa or High life rhythms swirl with Funk And Soul beats and harmonies.”
Ogun Afrobeat is the first Afrobeat band in Spain of authentic Yoruba culture. Led by Akin Dimeji Onas from Lagos, Nigeria, one of the best African drummers in Spain, and backed by an irresistibly powerful horn and rhythm section, the group has an extraordinary on stage sound that puts it at the forefront of Afrobeat bands.
Ogun Afrobeat has a lot to offer to the followers of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and fans of African and African-American music. As part of a burgeoning modern Afrobeat movement that is worldwide, Ogun stands out because of its original usage of traditional native rhythms from the Yoruba culture along with touches of other African musical art forms and its progressive mix of Funk, Disco, and
Soul, the true hybrid heart of Afrobeat. A comparatively small group for an Afrobeat group, this eight piece band wields the might of an entire Afrobeat orchestra, and the intensity of its live performances is simply astonishing.