“A RED HOT COCKTAIL OF AFRO FUTURISM GROOVES WHICH TAKE US FROM ACCRA TO JOHANNESBURG, PASSING BY KINSHASA AND OTHER PLANETS.” LE MONDE
“a sizzling Afrobeat vibe and really turned it out. Everything was on-point: the costumes, the set design, and the dancing. It was high energy 95 percent of the time, but they still managed to throw in one baby-making song that was on some lovers rock tip. Pure joy!” KCRW – best of SXSW 2021
Afro futurist sensations Onipa unleashed their debut album, ‘We No Be Machine’ on Strut Records March 2020. The record combines deep afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy in an effervescent celebration of cultural and musical encounters.
Born out of deep collaboration between long-time friends K.O.G. (Kweku of Ghana of KOG and the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (MD, guitarist and writer of acclaimed jazz/ soul afrobeat pioneers Nubiyan Twist), the 5-piece live show features KOG on vocals, balafon and percussion, Tom on guitar, percussion and electronics, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic) on synths and MPC, Joe Henwood (Nubiyan Twist) on barritone sax & electronics and Finn Booth (Nubiyan Twist) on drums
Tapes Of Utopia, a new mixtape from Onipa full of dancefloor fire, is due for release in September 2021 on Boomerang Records…
“An effervescent, life-affirming Pan-African tour” Mojo