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January 22, 2019

It was an honour and pleasure to be interviewed, alongside Senegalese Master Drummer Mohammed Gueye on the talking drums of West Africa!

I did my best to represent Yoruba! Significant in their contributions were Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, Senior Lecturer in African Studi...

February 23, 2017

Finally we made it to Ethiopia to play an amazing sold out show at the Sheraton in Addis Ababa!

The band

also did an afternoon of interactive workshops with local musicians and got about town and into the hills above the city!

June 15, 2016

It's been a long time and I realised just how much I missed, enjoy and LEARN from playing with this one of the world's greatest drummers, the pioneer of Afrobeat!..also my first ever gig in the main space at Ronnie Scotts!

May 31, 2016

Had so much fun with the great crowd at POP UP AFRICA'S event at Old Spitalfields market yesterday. The storytelling sessions for the kids went well too :-)

 

April 13, 2016

An unexpected pleasure to be asked to record my drums and percussion on a Sting track, at London's Abbey Road studio 1 this evening. Thoroughly enjoyed this session!

December 30, 2015

 

Looking forward to playing the first EARDRUM gig in a couple of years! On Fri Jan 22nd 2016, we'll be supporting Ibibio Sound System @ Passing Clouds, London E8 - come down, it's going to be a massive night!!

December 21, 2015

 

Thanks to Genie games "Asa" Yoruba language app for making a cartoon of me! ..better-looking than the real thing, I know!

December 15, 2015

 

Absolutely thrilled to be working as part of this production! Super-talented cast and Director! Initially to be staged as a workshop performance at Stratford Royale Theatre this week, it will hopefully tour in full next year. 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Sec...

November 24, 2015

 

A nice way to escape the UK winter was to play this wonderful arts event with Mulatu Astatke and the crew for a couple of nights!..and now back to the cold of London!

 

 

 

November 23, 2015

It's really great to be working on this project, today I was recording Yoruba speakers (of all dialects!) for a great new app!...its way over time to improve my Yoruba too!!

 

 

 

November 16, 2015

Exhausted but overwhelmed at such an amazing run of gigs - 5 in a weekend is a first for me! (or am I just a lightweight?) I'm honoured to have played with such an incredible array musucians in such a short space of time :-)

Kari Bannerman, Tony Kofi, Curtis Ruiz,...

November 9, 2015

Its going to be a heavy, heavy night as I'm HONOURED to be joined by the great MOSI CONDE and members of KIARA KORA AFRICA, in Covent Garden this Saturday night!

 

 

November 9, 2015

Looking forward to a sharp Saturday morning set with these SUPREMELY STERLING musicians outside Morleys Homestore in Tooting this Saturday 14th Nov! 11am - 11:45am

 

 

 

November 8, 2015

There should be some more of these on their way to my shop soon!..soon!!

http://www.richardolatundebaker.com/#!shop/c6sc

 

 

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