Lekan Babalola


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The Yoruba Sonnets

Lekan Babalola

One of the most extraordinary percussionists in jazz and world music today. He started his career playing in the Yoruba christian church owned by his father, Olayiwola Babalola. As his skills as a master percussionist grew, he was invited to join Gasperlawal in 1980. His career continues with performances with the likes of Fela Kuti, Ernest Ranglin, Roy Ayers, Tony Allen, Branford Marsalis, Queen Salawa, Jean Toussaint, Tessa Souter.

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The Vortex Jazz Club

  • 11 Gillett Square
  • Dalston
  • London
  • N16 8JH

020 7254 4097