Friday 27 September, 7pm-11pm
West Africa’s most iconic and influential dance band, Orchestra Baobab, are coming to London’s Roundhouse for their one and only UK tour date of 2019.
Orchestra Baobab fuse Africo-Cuban jazz, with Congolese Rumba, ‘Son Cubano’ and Portuguese Creole.
Formed in 1970 as the house band for Baobab Club in Dakar, the band went on to become one of West African’s dominant bands of the 1970s, recording 20 albums before breaking up in 1987. After the release of some of their music catalogue by World Circuit records, the band’s popularity in the UK and Europe soared, prompting them to reform in 2001.
The band’s popularity has been steadily rising since then, as their spellbinding live shows have bought in new admirers as well as keeping long-standing fans hooked. They’ve sold over 4 million albums and continue to release new music today.
After a string of sold-out events, the only opportunity to see this legendary band this year in the UK, takes place on 27 September.