Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Babatunde Akinboboye mixes Rossini and Kendrick Lamar

Bobby Akinboboye
Check out Nigerian-American barihunk Babatunde "Bobby" Akinboboye as he mixes Rossini's Largo al factotum with some Kendrick Lamar.

Akinboboye has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Long Beach Opera and Center Stage Opera.

He is an advocate for art songs and operatic works written by African, and African-American composers. He performed a fusion of opera and traditional African music with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and has performed at both the National Association of Negro Musicians Annual Conference, as well as the African American Art Song Alliance Conference.  

Akinboboye has been a Regional Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the International Eisteddfod Vocal Solo Competition in Llangollen, Wales.