Monday, 12 March 2018

The Yoruba Women Choir - Funmi Olawumi

Funmi Olawumi
The Yoruba Women Choir
Funmi Olawumi

Date - 7th March 2018
Venue - A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK

Future Performance
12th March 2018 - Union Chapel, London
24th May 2018 - Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham
26th May 2018 - The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
9th June 2018 - Colchester Arts Theatre

The Yoruba Women Choir on this A World in London!
Click to listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-7th-march-2018/

Some of Africa’s best voices are in town for a concert at Islington’s Union Chapel on March 12th and coinciding beautifully with International Women’s week they just happen to be female! It’s been a personal ambition for AWIL to meet with The Yoruba Women Choir for years and at last our prayers were answered when founder & director Funmi Olawumi stepped into our studio on Wednesday. Funmi is Nigeria’s very own musical Wonder Woman, blessed with magnificent vocal chords, and magical vision that empowers other women & champions Yoruba culture. She created her first troupe in 1998, a formidable trio known as the Queens of Lagos, and in 2005, she expanded the group into a fully-fledged choir collecting sister singers from the entire country. The Yoruba Women Choir ensures that female voices are heard loud & clear, both at home, and on the world stage. Thanks to the promoters of the annual London African Music Festival - Biyi Adepegba & Barbara Pukwana from Joyful Noise- YOU can hear them right here! More info at www.joyfulnoise.co.uk
Funmi Olawumi
7/3/18 – AWIL 156  Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-7th-march-2018/ Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling,  and sketches by Alban Low. Also this week Amanda Noar’s Impact Theatre Company - #MadeInDagenham – The Musical at SOAS Radio – click here: https://soasradio.org/music/episodes/awil-251-amanda-noar
 Next week Jamie Renton at SOAS and Jhuma Limbu & Namlo at Resonance! #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4  www.resonancefm.com & 4pm SOAS Radio  mixlr.com/soasradio 

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