Crown Troupe of Africa Launches Ariwo Oja

At Dream Arts & Design Agency, we are proud to present a remarkable music collection titled Ariwo Oja– the debut album of The Crown Troupe of Africa, led by Segun Adefila.

The versatile and energetic dance theatre company has taken the same ethos they have fed into theatre productions for over a decade and spun it into what is now being identified by a new coinage in music categorization- Culture Pop. Crown Troupe is known to take its influences from contemporary realities, especially as dictated by the day to day hopes, dreams, aspirations, disappointments and conflicts engaged with in our urban existence. These realities provide a template for addressing the nuances, foibles and excesses of those in authority and the citizenry at large with evocative ‘street speak’ that finds its roots in our rich cultural expressions and heritage.

In grafting their virtuoso art to the medium of music, Crown Troupe gets the job done with panache. The 13-track album is an impressive compilation that combines a sampling of lots of musical genres like jazz, reggae, afro-beat, juju, hip-hop, and rap with profound indigenous musical expressions and instrumentation, delivering messages of wisdom, caution, and some play on satire, referencing bad governance, irresponsible behaviour, social and environmental decadence, and so on. The album features a robust line-up of star acts including Yinka Davies, Koffi, Adunni and Nefertiti, Aduke, amongst others. These artistes will be headlining the album launch concert alongside Sound Sultan, Daddy Showkey and many others.

The Album Launch Concert will hold at the 14th Lagos Book & Art Festival on Saturday 17th November, 2012 at Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, Opp. General Hospital, Lagos Island, from 7pm till 10pm. It is the festival celebration concert where great art patrons / artists who have clocked landmark birthdays in 2012, led by Bruce Onabrakpeya and including Segun Adefila himself will be celebrated by the chief hosts and sponsors of the concert- CORA Art & Cultural Foundation.

Copies of the album will be available for sale at the event.

For further information, please call: 01-7451990.

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