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A renaissance force to be reckoned with, the music of composer, vocalist and percussionist Tosin speaks highly of his African origin, coupled with his deep exploration of jazz, funk, rock, reggae and Latin American music. As a prolific composer, Tosin writes and sings in Yoruba, Pidgin English and English. Over the years, he has drawn inspirations from his musical influences in the likes of Tony Allen, Art Blakey, Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane, Majek Fashek, Sting, Seal, Peter Garbiel, Keziah Jones, and Ebo Taylor. Possessing infectious groove sensibility and versatility, Tosin has performed, recorded and toured around the world with various groups and artists including Carolyn Malachi, Taj Mahal, Baba Maal, Fatoumata Diawara, Spyro Gyra, Julie Dexter, Femi Kuti, and many producers.

In 2017, Tosin received the Individual Artist Awards for best World Music Compositions from the Maryland State Arts Council. In the same year (2017), Tosin appeared on the Drumeo Channel for instructions on African rhythms on the drum set. In 2016, Tosin appeared at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention as a clinician/performer. In 2014, Tosin received the Individual Artist Awards for World Music Compositions from the Maryland State Arts Council. Tosin has appeared on the MTV's Realworld Show performing his Drum Monologue. Other appearances are on Voice of America and Fox 5 News with his group.

Being a band leader with 4 albums to his credit, his most recent projects include singles: "What Are We Gonna Do?", and an African-themed remix of Pharrell Williams' "Happy", both 2016. With keen interest and passion for teaching, Tosin continues to inspire both the young and older generations of drummers and music lovers through his teaching programs and workshops. In the same vein, he does not relent in writing new materials. His new album, Afrika Rising, is set for release in June, 2018.

Endorsements: Evans Drums Head. Vic Firth Sticks. Sabian Cymbals

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Africa Live!
TOSIN from Nigeria
w/ Live Band
Music by Dj FreshyK
April 22, 2018
Showtimes @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Doors Open @ 5:30pm & 9pm
Tickets $20
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General Admission
* First Come, First Seated
* Full Menu Available
* $20 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
* All Ages

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill,
located inside B.B. King Blues Club

Prefix Menu - $20 Plus Tax

Everyone Gets Small Pastry Basket and Salad

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2 - French Toast- Sausage-Scrambled Egg Catfish - Macaroni and Cheese

3 - Chicken and Waffle

4 - Sausage - Scrambled Egg and Bacon and Waffle

5 - Veggie Burger with French Fry
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