Ibibio Sound Machine performing at Trinity Centre in BristolPosted on: 08 Nov 2018
Ibibio Sound Machine is playing at Trinity Centre in Bristol on Saturday 9 March 2019.
Eight-piece powerhouse Ibibio Sound Machine have been setting dancefloors alight since 2014 with their clash of African funk, disco, afrobeat and electro flavours. Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, the band harness “all the ebullient joy of their West African heritage…and all the subversion of the London underground” (Drowned In Sound). Best experienced live and raw, get ready for a high-octane “slice of futuristic, post-punk spotted, afro-funk” (Clash).
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 Talking 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 are £15.40 incl. booking fee, the concerts starts at 19:30 pm.
Get your tickets and more information here.
Trinity Centre is located at:
Bristol BS2 0NW
Max is a filmmaker and photographer from Germany and is in Bristol for a few weeks. He owns a small video production company in Luebeck, a city near Hamburg. He loves everything about films, watching and making them. When he is not in the cinema or shooting video, he likes to listen to music or to spend the night in bars and clubs and meet interesting people.