Orlando Julius Ekemonde aka “The Topless Man” is a living legend who is regarded as one of the forerunners of Nigerian music and a pioneer of Afro-soul and Afro-beat. From African Kokoma rhythms to jazz, R&B, funk and American soul to cosmopolitan sounds from Cuba and South Africa, whether played on drums or saxophone, in Ijesa dialect or Yoruba – nothing seems alien to this personable and multi-talented artist with a remarkable ability to capture life and atmosphere. This is also true politically: his album ‘Super Afro Soul’ (1966) created a musical amalgam of the Nigerian independence movement and the soundtrack of the African-American civil rights movement. His rediscovery led to an international comeback in 2000. Since 2014 he has toured with the London-based band The Heliocentrics.

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics (Nigeria)
Tue. 31.07.2018

* 7:30 p.m., PS € 24 / BO € 29 / f.f.m. members: PS € 12 & BO € 14,50 .

Siesmayerstraße 63
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Event Dates

Tue. 31.07.2018

7:30 p.m.