Fimber Bravo plots first solo gig of 2014

Internationally renowned songwriter and percussionist Fimber Bravo has announced his first solo gig of 2014, which will take place in London next month.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 6 Jan 2014
  • min read
The M magazine favourite will play at Café Oto on 6 February with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Leo Taylor (The Invisable, Grace Jones) Susumu Mukai (Zongamin) and Kadialy Kouyate - a kora player and griot from Senegal.

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As a founder member of the 20th Century Steel Band, Fimber’s music pricked the ears of a generation of artists from Soul II Soul to Jennifer Lopez, who have all sampled the group’s 1975 album Heaven & Hell.

He has since gone on to collaborate with a huge range of musicians including Winifred Atwell and Sun Ra Arkestra. Now signed to Moshi Moshi, he counts Zongamin and Hot Chip as musical connections, with his recent record Con-Fusion blending traditional sounds with electronic productions.

At our recent M magazine 50th issue party we invited him along to play.

Watch him perform live favourite Grey Clouds.