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Ebo Taylor (GHA)

+ The Afrobiotics
20 Oct
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ABOUT THE SHOW

In a must-see performance for fans of West African highlife and Afrobeat, living legend and grandfather of the genre Ebo Taylor will bring his inimitable, infectiously upbeat sound to Brisbane International Jazz Festival.

The 87-year old Ghanaian guitarist, composer and producer is an enduring icon who has firmly placed West African music on the world map. The influence of highlife in shaping Africa’s music history cannot be overemphasized; it is an exquisite cocktail of indigenous dance rhythms and jazz accompanied with the melodies from African drums, accordions, harmonicas and guitars.

Ebo and his son Henry Taylor will tour Australia for the first time, joined by Melbourne six-piece The Afrobiotics.

Taylor will share with audiences a taste of the energetic, jazz and funk-tinged magic that has fuelled his prolific, 60-plus-year career.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Merging highlife with jazz and funk to create his own brand of Ghanaian afrobeat, Ebo Taylor is a giant of contemporary West African music. An integral part of the Ghanaian music scene for over fifty years and now recognised globally alongside the likes of Nigerian trail-blazers Fela Kuti and Orlando Julius for his electric brand of afrobeat, Ebo Taylor is finally getting the exposure he deserves.

At age 81, Taylor has no intention of stopping either. He hopes to carry on performing and recording for years yet. “By the grace of God and physical exercise,” he says.

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PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Fri 20 Oct 2023
7:30pm

VENUE

Brisbane Powerhouse

TICKETS

Adult
$59*
Concession
$54*
*Booking fees apply

DURATION

120 minutes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suitable for ages 12+

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
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