Tales of the Orisa’s
Live Performance
60 mins

Lekan Babalola
2nd September 2022
Birmingham Symphony Hall

Master multi-percussionist and Grammy award winner Lekan Babalola and multi-instrumentalist Kate Luxmoore combine forces to create an evocative world in words, music and images. The band tell Osun's Story - using the 'orisa' deities of the Yoruba people of modern-day Nigeria as a metaphor to explore the waterways and, crucially, metal founding in Birmingham that played such a prominent role in trade in substances and indeed people. Imagery of Nigerian artefacts from the University of Birmingham’s Africa (Danford) Collection is added to the melting pot.

Kate Luxmoore - Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Vocal
Colin Peters - Bass
Robbie Moore - Piano/Keyboards
Marcus Copeland - Drums
Lekan Babalola - Percussion/Vocal
Candice Nembhard (okcandice) - Vocal

Garry Corbett