Ginger Baker To Join Rhythmtree
Ginger Baker is to appear at July’s Rhythmtree World Music Festival on the Isle of Wight.
Ginger is best known as ‘Rock’s first superstar drummer’ and creator of the 60s supergroup Cream, with Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.
But he has also had a lifetime’s involvement with African music, having lived in Nigeria from 1970 until 1976. In 1971, he recorded the album ‘Fela with Ginger Baker Live!,’ recently included in a list of the Best 40 Live Albums.
Ginger will perform on Rhythmtree’s main stage at the three day event with his newly formed quartet, the Jazz Confusion. He will also guest with Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra for the Rhythmtree’s tribute to the music of Fela Kuti on Sunday 21 July.
The Sunday line-up is now confirmed as: Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra with guest drummers Ginger Baker and Abass Dodoo, Dutch afrobeat sensation Jungle by Night, The Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion featuring James Brown’s legendary horn section member Pee Wee Ellis, London Afrobeat Collective, Nahini Doumbia’s Malian drum orchestra Sankoulekan, Zimbabwean Zee Guveya’s Heritage Survival Band and the Isle of Wight’s own Fellowship of Groove.
Rhythmtree is billed as the friendliest independent music festival on the Island, bringing together a diverse mix of high quality world music and entertainment for all ages. It is held at Three Gates Farm, Shalfleet, between 19 and 21 July, 2013.