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Michael Olatuja: Lagos Pepper Soup


  • Archive, Live Music

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • $12 Student
    $16 Advance
    $22 Day of
    $40 Preferred
  • Club B10

London-born, Lagos, Nigeria-raised, New York-based composer, bandleader, and bassist Michael Olatuja blends the sounds of these three cities into what he describes as a “cinematic Afrobeat.” One of the most inventive and in-demand bassists on the scene today, Olatuja has worked and recorded with the likes of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, and MASS MoCA friend ​​Angelique Kidjo, among others. He’s here with a full band, for a high-energy evening of hard-hitting Afrobeat, jazz, and funk.

The full Lagos Pepper Soup band includes Michael Olatuja (bass/composer), Stephanie Alvarenga (voice), Melonie Daniels Walker (voice), Etienne Stadwijk (piano), and Jonathan Barber (drums).

“A sonic experience of epic proportions” — NPR

“Beautiful, complex, and inspiring” — GLIDE Magazine


Make a Plan

  • Preferred ticket-holders get the best seat in the house and museum admission on the day of or after the event.
  • This performance will take place inside MASS MoCA’s Club B10.
  • Masks are required for all indoor spaces, except while eating and drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue during the event. Small bites and drinks are available for purchase before the show from our museum cafe, Lickety Split.
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  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.
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