Deloitte Ignite: Deloitte Ignite 2012 - Tony Allen and Niaja Centric Orchestra: Friday 31 August 2012, 8pm
Linbury Studio Theatre
Join us for a month of Myth with the award-winning Deloitte Ignite. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival is a feast of dance and visual art.
Legendary drummer, composer and song writer Tony Allen and the Niaja Centric Orchestra bring the rousing sounds of Afrobeat to the Linbury Studio Theatre in this exclusive world premiere. Alongside Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Tony Allen pioneered Afrobeat – a distinctive blend of traditional Nigerian music, jazz and funk, which has influenced musicians round the world. The Niaja Centric Orchestra brings together traditional and contemporary Nigerian artists, and is joined by special guest Martina Topley Bird.