nok cultural ensemble
Nok Cultural Ensemble is the latest project from Nigerian-British musician/producer Natcyet Wakili -fka Edward Wakili-Hick -(Sons of Kemet, Cleo Sol, Nala Sinephro, Steam Down, Kokoroko).
Njhyi, the critically acclaimed debut album, was awarded Guardian Contemporary Album of the Year. It features an impressive line up of Natcyet’s longtime collaborators including Theon Cross, Angel Bat Dawid, Joseph Deenmamode (Mo Kolours), and Nubya Garcia.
Their sound has proven to be popular from concert halls to the dance floor, based on a forward thinking array of Afro-diasporic percussive traditions. Glitching beats unfold on African timelines, expressed through free jazz sensibilities which extend the futuristic pulse of dub technologies.