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Kayode Olajide

Kayode Olajide

Kayode Olajide


Kayode Olajide,a Nigeria-born music composer,arranger and performer established a unique and fresh fusion between authentic deep rooted African rhythms (extracted from his Yoruba music culture) and western forms,majorly jazz.The result is a powerful sound showcasing African polyrhythms and strong,lovely melodies. His deep,intense,calm but lively personality often reflects in his compositions.Olajide was raised in a culture (Yoruba,Nigeria) where traditional drums are a part of daily live and heard everywhere,all occasions. Read more on Last.fm
Kayode Olajide,a Nigeria-born music composer,arranger and performer established a unique and fresh fusion between authentic deep rooted African rhythms (extracted from his Yoruba music culture) and western forms,majorly jazz.The result is a powerful sound showcasing African polyrhythms and strong,lovely melodies. His deep,intense,calm but lively personality often reflects in his compositions.Olajide was raised in a culture (Yoruba,Nigeria) where traditional drums are a part of daily live and heard everywhere,all occasions.He grew into an effective school forum percussionist,then into a college jazz band trap drummer.He thereafter learnt to play the flute and then saxophones,influenced at this time by the likes of Hubert Laws,Dave Valentine,Grover Washington jnr.,and later by the music of Sonny Rollins,John Coltrane,Ben Webster,Randy Weston,Miles,Yusef Lateef and Charlie Parker.His strongest influence would however come from the drums and rhythms of Africa as showcased by traditional African musicians.Kayode's musical focus was helped when he met the legendary be-bop tenor sax player,James Moody on a Dizzy Gillespie tour of Nigeria in the early 90's Olajide played with leading bands in his country from 1985 to 1992 and toured Europe until he founded The Weavers band in 1993.The band was well known for it's originality,focus,artistic sincerity and quality. In 1998,his debut album 'Once Upon A time' was released (Jazzhole Label) to a welcoming Nigerian and African audience.The album was widely reviewed and critically acclaimed by home and African press.BBC Network Africa Service accorded the album lots of airplay and personal interviews in recognition of creative accomplishments. http://cdbaby.com/cd/kayode Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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