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Eli Fola

Eli Fola is a Nigerian born, New York and Tulum based multi-disciplinary sound artist, saxophonist, DJ, and producer. He is the creator and pioneer of the live-hybrid set "Yoruba Tech Soul"— a fusion of AfroHouse, Techno, Jazz, and Classical music. He is often regarded as a saxophone genius and branded with the visual art world due to his powerful imagery that showcases Afrohouse and spirituality in a modern context. Eli Fola's first introduction to House music and Techno was his discovery of Osunlade and Jeff Mills music. He has performed alongside artists such as Black Coffee, Pablo Fierro, and Audiofly. He has also been sought after by Grammy winning producer Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for a private event at their home as well as their No Commission event in Miami where he got to perform alongside artists such as ASAP ROCKY, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chains. As a Film score composer, he has been commissioned to work on projects for Vogue Italia and Free The Works including collaborations with brands such as Soho House, Bacardi, ArtNews, and ArtBasel. Eli Fola was a 2017 Ted Speaker and performer.

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