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15 - 24 November 2024


Xhosa Cole IBEJI live feat. Hamid Drake

Xhosa Cole IBEJI live feat. Hamid Drake

Sun 13 November 2022

Stage time / 8:30pm

Beyond Margins Homegrown


Cafe OTO,
18 - 22 Ashwin street
E8 3DL

EFG London Jazz Festival presents the launch event for UKs emerging force, Xhosa Cole's, much anticipated second Album IBEJI.

Featuring an all star line up of saxophone Xhosa Cole and trumpet Byron Wallen and 2 percussionists Hamid Drake (Don Cherry, Herbie Hancock, Pharaoh Sanders) and Yahael Onono (Soweto Kinch, Gregory Hutchinson, Balimaya Project), this immersive experience will bring you into the world of Cole's record which explores themes of ancestors, codes, rituals, masks, heritage, culture and identity through saxophone and percussion duets with 7 internationally acclaimed percussionists of African descent.

This night will be a bespoke live journey through and reflection of a radical and ground-breaking album that amplifies the voices of some of the world's deep thinkers and great improvisers.

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