Explosive afro-futurist collective Onipa and their high-octane live show, fronted by irresistible singer & percussionist K.O.G comes to Cambridge Junction as the band tour new album ‘Off The Grid’.
‘Off the Grid’ is a journey that joins the origin story of dance rhythms from Africa to electronic dance music of today’s clubs and festivals, connecting African folklore and storytelling to rap, jazz and hip hop.
From Accra Market cassette tapes to London pirate radio stations, Malian blues to UK jazz – the twin creative forces behind Onipa — Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist) and Kweku Sackey (K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade) – together with Finn Booth on drums and Dwayne Kilvington (a.k.a. Wonky Logic) on synths, have built a life-affirming and highly original world of sound.
‘Off The Grid’ is Onipa’s second full-length album, their first release on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, and features an impressive cast of collaborators including Moonchild Sanelly, David Walters, Dele Sosimi and Theon Cross.
“A red hot cocktail of afro-futurist grooves which take us from Accra to Johannesburg, passing by Kinshasa and other planets” Le Monde
“An effervescent, life-affirming Pan-African tour” Mojo
‘Riotous beats and irresistible delirium” The Guardian
This show is Standing
Doors open at 7pm
Bar opens at 6.30pm
Curfew at 11pm