Podcast with Ola Onabulé

Zürich Jazz Orchestra12-15-20231 min. read

The Nigerian Brit Ola Onabulé is an exceptional singer, but also a distinguished songwriter, arranger and producer, arranger and producer. He is also known as the gentleman of soul.

In his podcast, Ola Onabulé talks about topics such as musical roots, intercultural bridges and interpersonal connections that can arise through music. Political attitudes in art are also addressed. He talks about his music, his personal composition and arrangement process, his experience of hearing his own music in a big band and thinks aloud about the idea of turning his music into a musical in the future.Ola Onabulé never tires of explaining his music, as he himself is always in a phase of discovery. He has experienced various musical journeys: Ola was born in London with West African roots, spent his childhood in Nigeria and grew up with the music of the 1960s. He then came into contact with jazz at university. His musical palette is as colorful as it can be. Nevertheless, he does not see himself primarily as a musical bridge-builder between West African and Western cultures, but as a human being. "I think that the most important connection is just any human connection."

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