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Nubiyan Twist

plus DJ Jelly Jels

Nubiyan Twist 2024 web

Nubiyan Twist

plus DJ Jelly Jels

Part of Innovators

Part of Jazz


Sun-drenched. Revitalising. Impossible to stand still to.

Nubiyan Twist is a blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers joining forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, dancehall, soul, reggae and dance music – expect ultra-tight musicianship and a powerful, big band sound.

2024 sees them embarking on a fresh musical odyssey with their vibrant fourth album ‘Find Your Flame’. Over 12 tracks, they weave together global grooves, soul and jazz; expertly intertwined with electronic elements, horn-led melodies and improvisation.

The sun-drenched release is peppered with impressive collaborations, including the iconic Nile Rodgers who brings his trademark disco mastery to new single ‘Lights Out’.

Alongside Nile Rodgers, Nubiyan Twist have enlisted artists from across the globe including Seun Kuti and Mamani Keita as well as homegrown UK talent corto.alto, Ria Moran, K.O.G. & NEONE the Wonderer. On the album the group show evolution, welcoming Sheffield-based vocalist Aziza Jaye to the forefront.

Need to know

Price: £18.20 to £20.40

7.30pm Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.50pmm Jelly Jels DJ set
8.50pm – 9pm Changeover (10mins)
9pm – 10.30pm Nubiyan Twist
Timings are subject to change.

Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

What they say

‘As with the creation of all our albums, it’s a snapshot of our collective influences and journeys throughout the time it was made. A catharsis for our struggles, yet a vessel for our joy. Navigating through COVID, the magic of becoming a new parent, undergoing a vital leg amputation, recovering from car accidents, losing loved ones and forming new friendships have all shaped this music. But most importantly, the collaborative process helped reignite a liberating fire of resistance in each of us.’

Bandleader and producer Tom Excell on ‘Find your Flame’

Watch and listen