Burning Down the House - London Astrobeat Orchestra performs Talking Heads
London Astrobeat Orchestra perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads movie ‘Stop Making Sense’, live.
Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the London Astrobeat Orchestra are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, earth-shatteringly tight, live band.
“This is The ‘Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense’ delivered live and with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy that will totally, utterly and completely blow your wig off!” World Headquarters
Selling out their first four debut shows at The Jazz Café, London, the band were affectionately nicknamed the ‘African Talking Heads’.
When you consider the afrobeat vibes, that run through all the best Talking Heads albums, it’s both appropriate and correct that this collective of musicians, from West Africa, Europe and beyond should offer this completely unique, razor sharp, liquid funk and jaw-droppingly tight take on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s timeless compositions.
They comprise of the finest West African session musicians, including legendary band leader and bassist Edd Bateman hosting rhythmic influences from Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Cameroon and Congo.
Featuring Lingala singer and soukous aristocrat King Fire, blues rock and astropheric soundscaping guitarist and vocalist Julian Burdock, Guinean Master Griot kora player Mosi Conde, the mbalax rhythm machine Badou N’Diaye and Mandinka percussionist Modou Cissokho.
8pm – 10pm: One set, no interval
please note timings are subject to change.