Pianist and singer Juwon Ogungbe will perform songs from his new CD “Life Force Music” (Second Generation Records) in London on 19th May 2012.
Ogungbe will perform with his Life Force Band featuring Lekan Shobiyi (guitar); Renell Shaw (bass), Soji Ijaduola (drums) and Junior Balogun (percussion).
“Life Force Music” album is a rich textural experience – part social commentary, part personal sharing – showcasing Juwon’s melliferous baritone and innovative compositions.
A welcome album for the times, it’s intensely musical, enjoyable and crisply produced and crosses between AfroRhythms, Classical and the mainstream in a compelling way.
The CD will be available for sale at the event.
Juwon Ogungbe is a composer, singer and pianist. Born in London, he was educated in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Juwon enjoys a multifaceted career in music, expressing his creative, interpretative skills and talents.
Juwon has composed music for the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, London International Festival of Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience (New York, USA) and the Young Vic/Barbican Centre’s “Young Genius” season.
In Dance he has worked with Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Union Dance, Badejo Arts amongst others. He has also composed for several BBC Radio Drama productions. In Film and Television, Juwon has composed for Thames TV, Channel 4, Sankofa Films and several small independent production companies.
For his own groups and ensembles, Juwon has created up to 10 music theatre productions, the most celebrated of these is “Early Morning Wahala – An Illegal Immigrant Speaks” (1992/3). He also composed an opera for Arun Youth Opera, entitled “The Green Lady” (2003).
Juwon formed The Vocal Ensemble of Africa in 2010 to explore the rich musical legacy of Africa and beyond. Bringing singers from many cultures and nations Juwon has created a rich musical language that embraces everything from afrobeat to soukous to jazz to soul to gospel.
JUWON OGUNGBE’S LIFE FORCE MUSIC CONCERT
19th May 2012
The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2JU
Box Office: 0844 847 1680
Tickets: £12.50 /£10.00 advance