About Nubiyan Twist
With roots in the cities of London and Leeds, the 12-piece combo Nubiyan Twist has been enriching the British music scene for some time with an impressive variety of sounds. The young, extremely talented graduates of Leeds College for Music, with a passion for Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock and J Dilla, grew up with reggae and hip-hop, trained in jazz and pop, bringing together everything they love. The musicians, producers and DJs playfully fuse rhythms from various parts of the world with jazz improvisations and sound system culture. David Byrne selected Nubiyan Twist for the South Bank’s Meltdown Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall. They are also at home on international festival stages from the Edinburgh Jazz Festival to the Fusion Festival, Boomtown Fair or Wilderness Festival.