Dylema Collective

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Last Show: Thursday 10 th August 2017

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

This is the infectious blend of groove, swag and often disarming fragility that confronts you as The Dylema Collective oozes their way through their young yet hypnotic set. Drawing on a smorgasbord of musical influences – inevitable considering the diverse backgrounds of its members – you find Russian classicalism and Nigerian Afrobeat meeting Latin American rhythms and old-school soul, all woven into London’s contemporary jazz sound. The inspiring, empowering poetry that flows from Dylema’s lips and effortlessly between these poly-rhythms and sounds makes for an overall magnetic experience, one full of trembling crescendos, tingling intimacy and simpering sexuality.

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The Dylema Collective is a one year old “spoken-soul” poetry-music project that loves and infectiously blends all things Neo-Soul, Contemporary Jazz and floaty R&B. Thematically, their feminist poetry addresses matters of race, gender and individuality, values reiterated by the acronym hidden in their name: “Do You. Let Every Man Adapt”. After curating a sold-out December 2016 show in London, The D.C's 2017 has so far been full of adventure: headlining at London’s The Rich Mix,  and joining award-winning Jazz artists Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd at The Jazz Café. This summer brings the band’s first music festival performances – including a visit to Wonder Fields,  independent dreamland Brainchild Arts Festival and multi-award-winning Shambala Festival. They also look very much forward to showcasing their young albeit rich tapestry of work at Islington’s auspicious Union Chapel in early July, as well as London’s Southbank Centre as part of the Africa Utopia Festival - all part of their Summer 2017 "pre-single-release" U.K Tour. As they count down to the already anticipated release of their first body of work (an E.P will be soon to follow their first single) they are remaining focused on honing their craft and immersive experience, and continuing to share their love of music and poetry – along with their penchants for body glitter - with all lucky enough to be confronted with this tantalising Collective.

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Dylema Amadi

David Mordechai

Toby Coe

Amede Unuabona

Cartell Green

Daniel Davies

Shannon Punter

Andrey Novikov