posts tagged drums

7/27/17 // Week of 07/27/17

‘Life On The Street’ is a vibrant demonstration by Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu of their take on Highlife & Afrobeat blended w/ other genres! | listen

7/20/17 // Week of 07/20/17

"Baja Norte" gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax, drum, bass & organ! | listen

7/13/17 // Week of 07/13/17

Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a psychedelic edge! | listen

7/6/17 // Week of 07/06/17

‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble! | listen

6/29/17 // Week of 06/29/17

Let’s open the show with an unexpected Nu-skool Brazilika-brukbeat remix from Positive Flow of the Bahama Soul Club’s track ‘Elegguà’! | listen

6/22/17 // Week of 06/22/17

Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule! | listen

6/19/17 // Brenda Annihilates With Drums

Brenda takes ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and blast it together with the intensity of punk rock and the grit of ‘90s grunge. The mix is melodic, menacing and fast as hell. | read

6/15/17 // Week of 06/15/17

For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They're a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove! | listen

6/8/17 // Week of 06/08/17

“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection! | listen

6/1/17 // Week of 06/01/17

‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for wealthier pastures. | listen

5/25/17 // Week of 05/25/17

Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’ | listen

5/18/17 // Week of 05/18/17

December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline! | listen

5/11/17 // Week of 05/11/17

“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning! | listen

5/4/17 // Week of 05/04/17

If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.! | listen

4/27/17 // Week of 04/27/17

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas! | listen

4/20/17 // Week of 04/20/17

The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar! | listen

4/13/17 // Week of 04/13/17

Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued! | listen

4/6/17 // Week of 04/06/17

‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This album is a musical hybrid that merges funk groove! | listen

3/30/17 // Week of 03/30/17

While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men, the legendary musician was a powerhouse | listen

3/23/17 // Week of 03/23/17

Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe’s rule. | listen

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