Julius & The Heliocentrics, 229 The Venue, London, Thursday
22nd January; Colston Hall, Bristol, Thursday 27th January
Nigerian saxophone legend Orlando Julius collaborates
with UK psychedelic jazz outfit The Heliocentrics.
No. 1, Glasgow O2 ABC, part of Celtic Connections, Thursday 29th
January; Friday 30th January - Sunday 1st February, Cafe Oto,
From Congo, the band use scrap metal percussion and spiky
metal thumb pianos, pounding out exuberant and rhythmic beats
that are distorted through amplifiers made from old car parts.
Futuristic and primeval, body-shaking and immersive.
Allen + Ibibo Sound Machine, The Arches, Glasgow, Saturday 31st
The legendary Afro-beat drummer and his band with support
from Ibibo's Sound Machine who play African 80s disco.
100 Club, London, Thursday 5th March
The latest project of South African innovator and creative
pioneer Spoek Mathambo, Fantasma, is a 5-man collective who weave
together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music,
shangaan electro, South African house and much more.