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Funsho Ogundipe

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Born: April 8, 1968    Primary Instrument: Piano

Funsho Ogundipe

Funsho Ogundipe is a Composer and Piano Player. Born in Lagos Nigeria he has an original style which is based on Jazz. As bandleader of Ayetoro he works within the Jazz and Afrobeat fields and is a respected for both his original Piano style and his compostions which span the history of Black music from Highlife and Blues forms to Post Bop and free jazz. His band Ayetoro exists wherever the man is based . After setting up versions in london and accra Ogundipe is currently back in his native nigeria with a new band and a new Ep out as part of the next afrobeat chronicles series. Now the music is accompanied by conceptual Art from brasilian artist Prila Paiva...
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As a leader Afrobeat Chronicles Vol 1 Self Published Track listing 1. From Benin to Belize 2. Becklow Gardens (Afrofunkycool) 3. Revenge of the flying Monkeys 4. Blues for the earth mother. 5. Yoruba boyz club Personnel Funsho Ogundipe Fender Rhodes Electric Piano Orefo Orakwue Fender Jazz Bass Robert Fordjour Drums Angela Alhucema Bata Chekere Percussions Olalekan Babalola Bata percussions Curtis Shaw Guitar Linus bewely Tenor saxophone and Clarinet Ayo Odia Tenor saxophone Byron Wallen Trumpet Afrobeat Chronicles vol 2 Flying Monkeys Productions Ltd 2006

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