Dapo Dina's Music
Welcome to an inspiring fusion...
Dapo Dina's music embraces a truly Afropolitan spirit. His
energetic and mindful compositions celebrate the fusion of
cosmopolitan ideas with Afrikan spirituality.
Rooted in the musical traditions and the contemporary
aesthetics of his home continent, the pianist and composer is
following international routes in Afro Jazz, enriching the genre by
blending various styles to a unique atmospheric experience. His
work defines a concept music that incorporates Afroism into
...of afrika & beyond.
Dapo Dina's conscious art is driven by spirituality, which can be
felt by engaging with both tunes and language. Musically we are
taken on a journey to an in between, experiencing and engaging
an innovative blend of tradition, the play with classical standards
and references to his Yoruba home culture, such as the
messages of talking drums. The lyrics fuse influences from
Afrika, Europe and other parts of the world, expressing chants in
Yoruba, poetic lines in English, Zulu and German. The young, established artist comes from a classical educational
background, having studied the piano in his home country Nigeria
before turning to his life-long love affair with Jazz. Dapo Dina's compositions and playing draw on
influences from many sides, yet not forgetting the spiritual and
artistic wealth deriving from belonging.