Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu – Life On The Street / Mofeemo Ke (GLR10002)
Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
Ghetto Lounge Recordings
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Here comes the long–awaited London-based Afro-Funk orchestra Afrik Bawantu’s 2nd single: Life On The Street
Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West Africa and more funk, rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration with members hailing from Ghana, Italy, France, South Africa and UK. The talkative percussions, the uplifting rhythm section in harmony with funky horns and the guitar create an ecstatic sound that can certainly not leave a musical ear indifferent.
“Life On The Street” is the second single for the London based orchestra Afrik Bawantu, as well as the title for their first album due to release October 2014. This two-track vinyl features the master percussionist and composer from Ghana, Ishamael Afla Sackey, who rejuvenates the long tradition of West African Dagomba dance drumming, also referred as ‘talking’ drums, interlocking vocal phrases and drumming patterns and playing solos. On B-side “Mofeemo Ke Eno”, the dynamic horn phrases are stunningly well accompanied by funky guitar riffs and groovy bass lines. Sackey’s soulful and melodious voice responds perfectly to the instrumentation.
A musical delight that could keep you dancing for a while, if not longer in case your senses were hypnotized.