Posted in September 2014

Spotlight: Dele Sosimi

Spotlight: Dele Sosimi

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #103 (October 2014) p27. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Fela Kuti’s keyboard player about being the UK’s Afrobeat ambassador and carrying on Fela’s legacy (Photo by Urban Lights) Abright-eyed 16-year-old Dele Sosimi sat in Fela Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, surrounded by the band and desperate … Continue reading

Introducing… CC Smugglers

Introducing… CC Smugglers

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #103 (October 2014) p25. Download a pdf here. Richie Prynne, the CC Smugglers’ charismatic frontman, speaks to Alexandra Petropoulos about how they found fame through busking Carpe diem! #YOLO! No matter how you prefer to say it, the philosophy remains the same – take life by the balls and seize every opportunity … Continue reading