Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine

Bringing you lyrics inspired by the Nigerian folk stories frontwoman Eno Williams was told in her childhood, married with ‘80s-inspired West African disco and funk and an infusion of New York City electro post-punk rhythms, Ibibio Sound Machine have been best described by Entertainment Weekly as what it would sound like if “the United Nations General Assembly convened at Studio 54”. The group was formed in London in 2010, the brainchild of three producers who wanted to explore a fusion of afrobeat and drum ‘n’ bass. Ten years, two albums and countless tours later, this eight-piece ensemble has gained a reputation for creating jubilant live performances featuring more bass, brass and beats than a marching band on parade, a futuristic riot of sound, colour and movement that will transport you from a field in Herefordshire to somewhere far, far away in space and time. Intrigued? Make sure you’re at the Orchard Stage on Friday night for the sonic adventure of lifetime…

Ibibio Sound Machine