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Ikenga
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An African supergroup comprising personnel elements of some of Africa's greatest bands ( Such as Fela Kuti's Egypt 80, Koffi Olomide's Quartier Latin and Tabu L
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Fatai's groove
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Songs at Sunset
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Mushin Blues (Awon Abanije)
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Judy and Deedee
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We remember Rex
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12 songs
An African supergroup comprising personnel elements of some of Africa's greatest bands ( Such as Fela Kuti's Egypt 80, Koffi Olomide's Quartier Latin and Tabu Ley's Afrisa to name a few)- with it's material covering a variety of styles (though retaining basic roots in African Rhythmic structure)- from mellow Folk ballads to high octane Tribal chant.
Band/artist history
The band (formerly called The Rhythm Project) was formed in Lagos, Nigeria in 1995 by Nigerian Solicitor/Multi-Instrumentalist Edward Emeka Keazor as a vehicle for exercising his musical ideas and steadily grew around the Lagos area into an important force in the Afro- Jazz scene culminating in 1999 with the band performing at the World Football Championships in a memorable concert.Elements of the and also supported the seminal Nigerian Funk Group- The Funkees in their reunion concerts at the Jazz Cafe and Brighton Festival this year. The band in the same year adopted it's present name and has just concluded recording of it's first album-Southern Hemisphere Soul which is due for release at the end of the year and hope to fulfil some performances in the U.S.A and the U.K in promotion of the album.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We play live, in several venues in London and Lagos Nigeria.A special moment has to be the Great Highlife Party "The Elders Forum" in Lagos, Nigeria in October this year, in which we featured alongside the greats of West African Highlife, such as Fatai Rolling Dollar, Alaba Pedro, Chris Ajilo and remnants of the late Roy Chicago's band. We also enjoyed featuring as part of the Funkees Reunion concerts at the Jazz Cafe and the Brighton Festival.
Your musical influences
John Coltrane/Fela Kuti/ Papa Wemba/Van Morrison
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