Ibibio Sound Machine
Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro. The intervening time since their self-titled debut album in 2014 has been spent forging a reputation as a high-energy live act appearing on stages such as Later… with Jools Holland, Glastonbury, and the BBC 6 Music Festival, as well as at iconic venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of Lauren Laverne’s ‘Wonder Women’ series.
For their Festival of Voice show we are turning the Donald Gordon Theatre into a club venue for the night, where you can expect evocative poetic imagery and empowering messages set against an edgy, Afro-Electro soundscape giving the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping across the globe.
Ibibio Sound Machine will be joined by Cardiff’s very own Afro Cluster, renowned for their unique and exciting blend of Afro funk and Hip-Hop.
Utilizing cuts, a full horn section and rhythm section as well the MC stylings of Skunkadelic, they’ve been frequently described as having a colossal sound and an explosive live show.