Nigerian music sensation Bez Idakula will be performing at the MUSON Music Festival Jazz Night. Bez who has made his name internationally, opening for stars like Asa, Maxwell, Angie Stone and Yvonne Chaka Chaka and others will perform alongside renowned Lagos based Jazz Saxophonist, Vocalist concert performer, Composer, Arranger, Musicologist and Music Educator, Imoleayo Balogun.
Bez makes alternative soul music; an understated and unusual hybrid of Soul, Rock, Jazz and R&B music that sets him well apart from the mainstream Afro hip-pop movement.
Bez is not the only star set to shine at the 18th MUSON Music Festival as it promises to be a delight with an assortment of talented musical acts and shows. From classical music to jazz, from drama to visual arts exhibition; this year’s festival is expected to be exceptional. The Festival holds from Thursday October 16th to Sunday October 26, 2014.
This year’s festival with the theme, Coming of Age begin with a Festival favourite My Kind of Music, the personality programme where a select cast of eminent Nigerians, against the backdrop of their favourite music, will discuss their musical preferences and how they relate to aspects of their lives, personal beliefs, philosophies and more. The cast this year include Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Dr. (Mrs.) Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu;, Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo and Chief (Mrs.) Mobolaji Osomo.
Cyprian Ekwensi’s famous novel adapted for stage by Wole Oguntokun, is the Festival Drama for the year.
Performances by the MUSON Symphony Orchestra conducted by MUSON’s new Artistic Director, Composer, Cellist and Kora player, Tunde Jegede; The MUSON School Alumni among others will also feature at the Festival.