Agbeko at YES

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Agbeko at YES, Manchester, 13 March 2020, from £10 - Book now

Agbeko are an afrobeat-inspired rock-funk-psych juggernaut from Manchester. Influenced by the enduring music of 1970’s West Africa, the eleven-strong outfit have spent the past three years honing a singular, contemporary big band sound made up of horns, guitars, percussion and gutsy vocals.

The young group view our times through the lens of Generation Z, the forty-eight and the ninety-nine percent. In their music, they speak out against irresponsible leadership and humanitarian crises, while promoting fairness and acceptance — just as the musicians who inspire them have.

Theirs is music with a message, but it is also some of the most danceable and energising that you’re likely to hear from any modern-day big band. In 2018, Stutter & Twitch records’ admiration for the group saw them press their double A-side ‘Leaders of the Free World/Submit’ on 7” wax before a self-release of ethio-prog brooder ‘The Remedy’.

In March, Agbeko will release a unique 50/50 studio and live album, before spending the summer circling festival sites across the land. Before all of that, you can catch their joyous live show at YES on 13th March.

Agbeko at YES, Manchester

13 March 2020 7:00 pm
From £10

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