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Fimber Bravo

Fimber Bravo

Hailing from Trinidad, Fimber Bravo is one of the most influential drivers of cutting-edge steel pan in

contemporary music: blasting it out in the black power protests of his native Trinidad in the late 60’s; in

fusion with West African stars in the 70’s, 80’s & 90's and now integrating the steel pan in leftfield

improvisations with Western pop and electronica.


In the 70’s Bravo was a founder member of the 20 th Century Steel Band, whose record 'Heaven & Hell'

became a global hip-hop touch stone, the 80’s he was Musical Director of the roots group Steel no.9; Skin, with music re-issued by EMI Records (Japan) as a cult classic.


Internationally renowned Bravo has loaned his steel pan talents to an astonishing array of artists, from Winifred Atwell to Sun Ra Arkestra, Mikey Moonlight, Hot Chip & Django Django.


Celebrating Bravo at WOH as a brazen elder and a constant force of collaboration, is the stellar line up of AlexisTaylor (Hot Chip front man) Susumu Mukai (aka Zongamin & Vanishing Twin) the brilliant Senegalese Griot & Kora player- Kadialy Kouyate, with the superlative drummer Leo Taylor (Hot Chip, Adele, The Invisible).


They also recorded on Bravo’s last two acclaimed albums LUNAR TREDD - with mixes by Tom Furse of The

Horrors and Cathy Lucas, (Orlando & Vanishing Twin), Ghost Poet’s producer, Shinota Shinoda and also on

the celebrated CONFUSION (co-produced with Mickey Moonlight, Optimo & Hot Chip) and selected as one of

Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year.

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