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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Shares New Song ‘Yemaya’

Kele Okereke releases his new song ‘Yemaya,’ available to stream and download now via Infectious Music

Listen to ‘Yemaya’ HERE

‘Yemaya’ is the first song to be released by Kele Okereke under his full name, following two acclaimed solo records as Kele, The Boxer and Trick, and five albums as the frontman of unparalleled British band Bloc Party.

“In the west African Yoruba religion, Yemaya is the mother goddess of the ocean, she is kinda the patron saint of pregnant women and fertility,” he explains. “According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb. When I knew we were having a baby she started to be appear in my thoughts and dreams a fair bit.”

Kele Okereke recently announced a short run of intimate European shows, performing solo and acoustic for the first time. The London date sold out in five minutes; limited tickets remain for the other shows, see Songkick for details and ticket info.

12 May – Moby Dick, Madrid

13 May – Covo Club, Bologna

17 May – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin

18 May – Melkweg, Amsterdam

19 May – Cafe De la Danse, Paris

21 May – Les Nuits Botanique @ Musée, Botanique, Brussels

22 May – St Pancras Old Church, London

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