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An Introduction to Afrobeats ahead of Oliva Tweest

Posted on 24 September 2018

Afrobeats is a West African style of music which originated in the 1960s and 1970s, as a fusion of jazz and traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian music. Now it’s taken the world by storm, influencing hip hop, grime and house music music in both the UK and the US.

Infectiously catchy, with a beat you can dance along to, you’ll love these summery and upbeat songs in Oliva Tweest, interspersed with gospel-style praise music. With internatonal hits from African artists D’Banj, Wiz Kid, Afro B and Tiwa Savage, as well as its own original afrobeats music, this show is a great showcase for the afrobeats genre. Perfectly pitched to fit in with the humour of the story, if you aren’t already a fan of this memorable style of pop music, you will be by the end of the show.

We’ve put together a Spotify afrobeats playlist for you to have a listen to so you can get in the mood for Oliva Tweest, which is on at the Belgrade from Thurs 4 – Sat 6 Oct. Make sure you come along to see this exciting new afrobeats musical in action.