Olu Taiwo and Lekan Babalola presents Sacred Funk Project for Somerfest 2017
Sacred Funk is a storytelling performance with spoken poetry and mime in phase with music with Afro-beat and funky dance overtones. The Yoruba mystic Orunmila, whose origins are shrouded in myth and legend, performs the first book of poems called Eji Ogbe. Part of a vast compendium within Yoruba oracle, it explores key themes that include: Ancestry, theology, sacrifice, heaven, earth, life and death. Dr Olu Taiwo has teamed up with twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola, in this unique collaboration.
Location Upper High St
Appearing at this location will also be
Note-Orious and acoustic musicians
Pocket Fluff street theatre show One Lump or Two
Gloria Lawrence Story Tree
Programme schedule and Festival Guide coming soon