Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tunde Jegede will perform at The Courtyard this July with the Art Ensemble of Lagos.

Direct from Nigeria, the Art Ensemble of Lagos will bring their evocative Malian vocals as well as a joyful set of celebratory songs and soulful ballads which create an authentic expression of contemporary Africa.

Fusing traditional African, jazz, afro-beat and world music, Tunde Jegede is a prolific producer and song writer and has worked across several genres as a performer, playing Cello, Kora, Piano and Percussion. Uniquely placed between the worlds of contemporary classical, African and pop music, his music speaks directly to the heart and uplifts the spirit.

Tunde pioneered African Classical Music in the UK with the first ever tour of the African Classical Music Ensemble as well as working with many of the major orchestras in the UK including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Over the years Tunde has kept his creative diversity intact by working closely with singers, vocalists, and spoken word artists from a wide range of traditions including Opera, Pop, R'N'B, Reggae, Hip Hop and Jazz.

Tunde Jegede and The Art Ensemble of Lagos will be in The Courtyard’s Main House on Monday 17 July. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit