How experimental do you like your music? Exciting artist Nwando Ebizie aka Lady Vendredi channels her love for Afrofuturism and diasporic dance forms into a sound entirely her own.
On new single “What Time Is It” Vendredi and her band, the Vendettas create a cacophony of juxtaposed sounds blending elements of Vodou rhythms and samba rhythms plus space jazz horns. It all adds up to a wonderfully quirky symphony.
The song was written while Lady Vendredi was DJing at a classical music festival in Rio. The lyrics were written while sitting above tropical orange blossomed flowers, after reading Discordian tombe The Illuminatus Trilogy.
Lady Vendredi will launch the single next month with a performance at London’s Roundhouse. The performance art show will feature immersive dance-theatre-rituals, driven by a pumping live soundtrack of traditional Haitian voodou grooves, experimental music, global bass, jazz and hip hop.
She’s currently on a mission to raise £2,000 by October 19th for her self-released EP via a Kickstarter campaign. All the music written for her debut EP is for a concept record/soundtrack for a ritual theatre piece “The Passion of Lady Vendredi” which will be doing a three week stint at Soho Theatre in April 2016. To donate and find out more click here.
Stream the track and watch a preview clip for “The Passion of Lady Vendredi” below.