The Yoruba Women Choir
The Yoruba Women Choir from Nigeria
Led by Funme Olawumi
Gospel is the biggest music in Africa and one of the biggest choirs of them all is the mighty Yoruba Women Choir. Funmi Olawumi leads the captivating and extremely communicative choir featuring ten female singers and six piece skin-tight band led by guitarist Kunle Olasoju to present a show that is bursting with intense passion. Marrying the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native Nigerian musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music, this is the music that inspires the mind and uplifts the soul. Support will be from Hull Freedom Chorus do Jazz, under the direction of Jilly Jarman.