Rated 5 out of
Great atmosphere for Afrobeat master
We'd seen Dele before so knew what to expect, and if you haven't, knowing he played with Fela Jutio will give you an idea. This was his fourth trip to do a workshop with the music students at Cardiff Uni, followed by an evening show for all. Clwb was packed with enthusiastic youngsters, and with some of their present and past colleagues being on stage at various times, the atmosphere was great. If you aren't into this type of groove I guess it would seem fairly repetitive, but it was enlivened by the horn section and some tasty solos from others. Dele himself played relatively little of his trademark keyboard, leaving it to the band to make most of the noise. My only regret was that a recent procedure on my toe prevented me from any energetic dancing, and I paid the next day for what shuffling about I did do!
Date published: 2017-02-02