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ASA

ASA
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£25.50 - 30.50 +BF

*Please read below for Covid Venue Guidelines*

Cokobar.com presents
ASA - LUCID Album Tour

14+ (under 16s with an adult)

Original tickets remain valid for this rescheduled date

After a four-year break, Asa returns— but she needs no reintroduction. Her fourth studio album, Lucid chronicles the 12-year journey from her critically acclaimed debut eponymous album, to now. Between the years, the guiding constant in her work remains: What does it sound like when love governs life? As Asa sees the next stage of her artistry, this album answers the question.

With a voice as rich as her catalog of inspirations, the Paris-born, Nigeria native singer-songwriter and multi-platinum selling recording artist fuses indie pop, jazz-driven, and soft-soul, taking cues from cross-continental greats– from Fela Kuti to Miriam Makeba; King Sunny Adé to Sade; Tina Turner to Lenny Kravitz. But on Lucid, Asa doesn’t find her voice; she amplifies it.

The album is a continuation of the music marked by maturation unbound by age or time that fans fell in love with from the start. Though, it wasn’t planned. She had just reemerged from an intense relationship, and both the heartbreak and healing set the tone for Lucid. What she wasn’t ready to share in the past became grounds for bridging a different kind of connection to fans; a more personal one. She puts the past and the present pain and perseverance on record for all to hear and feel. But the shared love stories lingering in the back of her mind that turned into lyrics came second to her own. Here, Asa brings her background to the forefront. In her words, she was “just living and writing,” extracting from experience— from the painful to the joyous and everything in between. Because after all, as she notes, “artists are human first.”

As the western world familiarizes itself with Nigeria’s booming afro-fusion hip-hop, afrobeat, dancehall, pop hybrid, the other side of the country’s sounds may seem like uncharted territory. But Asa’s been present and persistent in her purpose; a singular, distinct voice that cuts through the noise.

With Lucid, the audience travels with her storied songs and sounds, but Asa’s right at home. Here, her emotive range strikes again. Whether it’s piercing through the surface of the soul with “words like dagger” as on “The Beginning” or when she croons with conviction and calmness over steady guitar chords on the soft melancholy of being held hostage in a hard love affair in the album’s opening “Murder In The USA.” Throughout standouts “Femi Mo,” “Good Thing,” and “My Dear” she switches between English, and Yoruba, but the emotion laced in each lyric needs no translation. Asa’s art is not foreign; it’s human— encapsulating both the universal and the personal. On “Torn,” her tone tender and robust, what she emotes is less about romance and more about what it looks like to feel in every instance, from every layer with less raw, and more luculent lyrics. Unmoved by the heavy forces that bring forth a project of this emotional weight, Asa stays in her own pre-paved lane— remaining true to her sound and, more importantly, herself.

Lucid is about love in different guises. Asa discards the rigamorale of romance so oft sung about to simplify love in a way that still keeps its complexities intact. The playful and painful sides of love, juxtaposed turn the desperate and angst-filled sides. She doesn’t just sing about love but rather satiates the human hunger to describe the emotion that’s so common, yet misunderstood. Sentimental moments turn into timeless tunes, and Asa’s vision and voice remain ever so clear.



The safety of our music fans, artists and employees will always be our top priority. Let’s all work together to ensure lockdown rules do not come back.

The government has asked us to encourage the use of Covid Passports at Electric Brixton but it is not a legal requirement. We will not be asking you to prove that you have been vaccinated, had Covid in the past or a proof of a negative test . If you feel unwell, please do not attend the venue and put others at risk. We also recommend you test on a regular basis.

Masks
While masks are no longer required, if you wish to wear a mask inside the venue you can.

We will require all masks to be removed upon entering the venue so that ID checks and any security searches can take place.

All our employees will be wearing masks.

Temperature Checks
We will continue to temperature check everyone coming into the venue.

Sanitising
Everyone will be required to sanitise their hands upon entering our venue. This helps us keep things safe.

Additional sanitising stations will be located in the toilet areas or by asking any of our employees who will have additional sanitiser behind all service areas and security points.

Venue Cleaning
On top of our enhanced cleaning procedures, we have also implemented Nordic Chem a Antimicrobial spray coating which is a monthly procedure. Nordic Chem coating is a mechanical kill that creates a very thin layer of “nano-spikes” that penetrate the virus/bacteria that comes in contact with the coating and thus killing it.

Social Distancing
The venue will no longer be enforcing social distancing but we understand the venue can get busy so we will be creating additional areas (at the front of the venue) for those who smoke or need some fresh air

Medic Assistance
Our medic is on duty at all events . If you become unwell during your time with us please head to the medic room located on the ground floor and they will assist you. We also have a substantial quantity of Lateral Flow Tests at the venue so if the medic has any concerns with your well- being they will offer you the opportunity to take a test.

Employees of Venue
Our employees will be asked to take two lateral flow tests a week prior to starting work.

Air Quality
The venue is blessed with extremely affective fresh air ventilations that is circulating at all times around the whole of the venue.

Payments & Cloakroom
We strongly encourage you to use contactless/cards if you can, to limit cash transactions. We will be asking all promoters to provide a card payment facility at the box office so that cash handling is minimal.

Our cloakrooms are also now taking card payments so again this will limit cash transactions. Please bring minimal items so that we can space out customers items as much as possible.

We look forward to seeing you all back at Electric Brixton.