[Click play to hear our interview with Tosin, Wednesday – July 27, 2016]

Nigerian drummer Tosin AribisalaNigerian drummer, composer, vocalist and band-leader Tosin has spent years cultivating the connection between music of his Nigerian heritage and diaspora genres like jazz, funk, reggae and AfroCuban. A renaissance force to be reckoned with, Tosin has stayed true to the African-rooted art form of┬ámusical heroes like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango, Majek Fashek, Papa Wemba and Salif Keita, while creating refreshing, new vibrations with┬áhis fusion of jazz and world music, a style he calls “Afrikan Rhapsody.” Tosin writes and sings in Yoruba, Pidgin English and English.