Grammy award-winning jazz percussionist, Lekan Babalola, will perform in six cities across the United Kingdom in a tour tagged ‘Ebo’.


Ebo translates as a ‘traditional offering’ in the Yoruba language.

The Ebo tour kicks off on Saturday, June 17 at Somerfest Festival, featuring spoken word by Olu Taiwo.

The Sacred Funk train will subsequently perform at Mostly Jazz And Funk Mosley Park in Birmingham on July 9.


Babalola will also perform in Manchester, Essex, London and Bristol.

The founder of Eko Brass Band has twice won the Grammy Awards – with Cassandra Wilson and Malian guitarist, Ali Farka Touré.

He is currently touring the world with the ‘Atomic Bomb – The Music of William Onyeabor’ featuring the likes of David Byrne (Talking Heads), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chips).


Ebo tour dates.

Saturday, June 17
Featuring Olu Taiwo – Spoken Word
Somerfest Festival, Taunton High Street, Somerset TA1 3PJ

Sunday, July 9
Mosley Park, Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8DJ

Thursday, July 27
Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ


Sunday, September 24
Colchester Arts Centre
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Thursday, September 28
Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ

Saturday, September 30
The Canteen, Canteen Cottage, Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7AD


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