Orchestre Lipombe Jazz will dazzle you!
Featuring a return appearance by Franck Biyong & Orchestre Lipombe Jazz at J’s for the Thursday Night Live session, 8pm.
Franck Biyong Music is a composer and producer from Cameroon; in his most recent project he has formed the powerful Orchestre Lipombe Jazz who received rave reviews for their tribute to Fela Kuti at Thursday Nite Live at J’s Westlands in February of 2017.
Orchestre Lipombe Jazz will feature a full orchestra playing a mixture of high life, afrobeat, boogie, funk and soul, heralding the glory days of the African orchestras of the ’70’s and 80’s. An extensive and successful detour into AfroJazz has seen Franck receive glowing praise for his soulful and dynamic performances: He’s got a trail of accolades spanning the globe, blending the lost African big band tradition of the church choirs, national orchestras or military bands with the urban 1970’s funk.
If you like Afrobeat, jazz, benga or makossa, you shouldn’t miss this one: You’ll hear a true anthology of Central Africa’s polyrhythm and melodies blessed with a sophisticated groove driven by a heavyweight spatial sound…the missing link between the bold roughness of Juju music and the melodic sophistication of Manu Dibango.
Franck has an adoration for the fusion of ethnic and electronic sounds, which can be heard on his upcoming release ‘IBOLO INI‘, launched on ADA Records.
J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner. The number for reservations is 0707612585. J’s Westlands is a 23 years and older venue. The show starts promptly at 8pm so tables are held til 7.30pm after which they are opened to other customers.