Egypt 80 musical director Dele Sosimi live and in conversation at Band on the Wall

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Since his early discovery as a 16-year old keyboardist by world-famous Fela Kuti, who brought him into his band Egypt 80, Dele Sosimi rose to prominence as musical director of the 30 piece band during the 80s and 90s. Whilst at the helm he hatched a plan for a new more aggressive sound, featuring shorter songs and tighter arrangements with Fela’s son Femi Kuti. The result was the band Positive Force, with whom he toured globally for a decade, honing his craft and exploring all the richness of this amazing music.