Afrobeat in the Underground: Nubiyan Twist at YSP

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Concessions: see information below
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Location: Underground Gallery at 19.00
Tickets £5.00
Concessions £3.00

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Nubiyan Twist are a 10 piece band that performs an exciting fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, hip-hop and jazz. They bring their upbeat blend of music to the Underground Gallery alongside Yinka Shonibare’s FABRIC–ATION exhibition, combining soulful female vocals with live dubs, electronics, turntablism and heavy horns.

Shonibare has a strong interest in Afrobeat and cites its Nigerian founder Fela Kuti as a huge source of inspiration. Afrobeat originated from the southern part of Nigeria in the 1960s and is a combination of traditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife, funk and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and different vocal styles.

Based in Leeds/London, Nubiyan Twist are a product of Leeds College of Music

Concessions: A limited allocation of discounted tickets are available for recipients ages 16 and under, and full-time students (Appropriate cards/proof to be shown on the evening)
  • The YSP Restaurant will be closed for a private function. The YSP Coffee Shop will be open until 19.00 serving light refreshments and drinks. Drinks are not permitted in the Gallery.
  • Free parking to participants is available after 18.30 only.