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Tunes by the Afrobeat composer and percussionist Tosin Aribisala all felt very natural. ”

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A renaissance entity in world music, the composer, vocalist and drummer Tosin Aribisala reflects a deep devotion to African musical art, plus his exploration of jazz, reggae, gospel, and Latin American music. His influences include King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango, Art Blakey, and Sting. Effortlessly combining singing with drumming, Tosin writes and sings in Yoruba, Pidgin English and English. 

As a band leader/producer, Tosin has released 5 albums and several singles. His latest album titled Afrika Rising (Ropeadope Records, 2018) proves his ability to unify musical concepts of his Nigerian roots with diasporic black music. 

Having recorded and toured around the world with various artists, which include Femi Kuti, Taj Mahal, Fatoumata Diawara, Spyro Gyra, Baba Maal, and many others, Tosin has surely come of age with a sense of multiculturalism through music. His recent collaboration with Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra was a phenomenal cross-cultural exchange between Afrobeat and Latin music, with sold-out performances in New York city.  

In recognition of his works, Tosin has received the Best World Music Compositions awards (2014, 2017) from the Maryland State Arts Council. Tosin has appeared on MTV's Realworld show, Fox 5 News and Voice of America.  

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Tosin Live at BRIC JazzFest 2019

BRIC, 647 Fulton St. , Brooklyn, NY

Join Tosin Aribisala Trio (TAT) at the annual BRIC JazzFest, Brooklyn, NYC. Other performing artists include Ravi Coltrane, Tia Fuller and many more.

New Sound, New Wave! Tosin Live

Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, , New York

Apollo Theater presents Africa Now!

Apollo Theater

Tosin will be headlining at the Apollo's Africa Now! festival in the Apollo Music Café, Harlem, NYC.

Tosin & Arturo O'Farrell Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Symphony Space, New York

This is a collaboration to perform the music of the legendary Fela Kuti, featuring some amazing talents.

Jan25

Tosin & Arturo O'Farrell Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Greene Space, NY

Album Release Party

The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD

Tosin will be performing songs from his latest album with his live band.

$20

African All-Star Showcase, DC

Tropicalia, 2001 14th St, NW, , Washington, District of Columbia

This event is a showcase of Washington, DC-based African bands/artists, featuring: Tosin & Afrikan Rhapsody, Sahel and Vakirai. It's promised to be awesome. And you don't want to miss it.

Sep27

Baltimore Book Festival

Mt. Vernon Place, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

Tosin will be performing at the annual Baltimore Book Festival. The event is free to the public.

Age limit: All ages

Jul21

Artscape Festival, Baltimore, MD

Wells Fargo Main Stage, 1400 Cathedral St,, Baltimore, MD

 Tosin's band will be performing live in concert at the biggest festival in the East Coast: Artscape Festival, Baltimore, MD. Many international acts will also be at this festival. 
Check out Tosin on the Wells Fargo Main Stage between 12:45PM and 1:45PM.
Free Admission.
Visit: www.artscape.org

Age limit: All ages

Jun20

Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center, 2700 F St, NW, Washington, DC

 Tosin will be performing with Malian griot, Cheick Hamala at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage. This is a free concert. 

Age limit: All ages

May31

AfroDreamFest

SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, Georgia

Tosin will be featured at the concert for the AfroDreamFest in Atlanta.
Catch him perform live.

Age limit: All ages

Apr26

Live @ Tropicalia

Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

 Tosin's band will be performing an opening set for Malian griot/singer Cheick Hamala. This is a special evening. 
See you there!

$10 Age limit: 18+

Mar13

Discovery Theater

Discovery Theater Ripley Center

Tosin performs live at Discovery Theater.
www.discoverytheater.org

Age limit: All ages