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Deloitte Ignite: Festival Day: Deloitte Ignite 2012 - Tony Allen and Niaja Centric Orchestra: Friday 31 August 2012, 8pm at Linbury Studio Theatre

Deloitte Ignite: Festival Day

Your pass to a vibrant cocktail of the finest singers, musicians, dancers, costume and prop makers, street performers and everyone in between!


Linbury Studio Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


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.

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