Alárìíyá, founded in 2014, by Nigerian born, Olugbade Okunade, aka GP Saxy, who began his musical career as master trumpet player in Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s world renowned afrobeat orchestra, Egypt 80. Alárìíyá meaning ‘Party People’ in Nigeria’s Yorùbá language, brings original compositions with a blend of afrobeat and high-life creating a unique sound. GP Saxy, brings a wealth of knowledge about Nigerian music and culture to Australia, and Melbourne, being the music capital has soaked it up, gaining a strong following. In April 2107, Alárìíyá released their debut self-titled album to a SOLD-OUT event at The Toff In Town, Melbourne’s leading live music venue. Alárìíyá delivers the finest afro-jazz and funky rhythms, creating an exquisite afrobeat sound that captivates audiences everywhere. This authentic afrobeat flavour of Nigeria will awaken your soul and free your mind. Get your dancing shoes on, and let Alárìíyá awaken your spirit with blazing horns, driving rhythms, punchy lyrics to keep you dancing all night long! This is Afrobeat at its finest!
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- Language Spoken:Yoruba