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Onipa

Afrofuturism, U.K.
Booker: Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573 - marijn@blipagency.com
Territory: Benelux
Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy. ONIPA means ‘human’ in Akan, the ancient language of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It’s a message of connection through collaboration: from Ghana to London, our ancestors to our children, Onipa brings energy, groove, electronics, afrofuturism, dance and fire!

Born out of deep collaboration between long time friends KOG (Kweku of Ghana of KOG and the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (MD, guitarist and writer of acclaimed jazz/ soul afrobeat pioneers Nubiyan Twist), the 4 piece live show features KOG on vocals, balafon and percussion, Tom Excell on guitar, percussion and electronics, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic) on synths and MPC and Finn Booth (Nubiyan Twist) on drums.

It’s a fresh, raw, fiercely energetic new sound, fusing electronics and deep afro grooves. Think Konono no.1 meets Shangaan Electro, Songhoy Blues and Débruit….

Fresh out of the box but already with some major shows under their belt including The Great Escape (UK), Eurosonic (NL), Young African Commonwealth (AUS) and 23 shows in 7 different countries planned for summer 2019…. “We no Be Machine

Booking Info

Booker

Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573
marijn@blipagency.com

Territory

Benelux

Presskit

AGENDA

2019

Cultura Nova
Heerlen
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
ADE - Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)

HISTORY

2019

Oerol
Terschelling (NL)
Houtfestival
Haarlem
Bevrijdingsfestival Wageningen
Nijmegen
Bevrijdingsfestival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Platform Theater - Eurosonic
Groningen

2018

Embassy Festival
Den Haag