Afrobeat band

Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

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About Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

Afrobeat band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Blend of vibrant African rhythms, burning horns and heavy bass lines brings a whole new definition to the Afro-Funk genre.

Afrik Bawantu is an orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West African percussion and more funk, rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass lines creates a powerful Afro-Funk sound with an energy that drives audiences to the dance floors. Alfa’s talent has been recognised by many well-established musicians whom he has collaborated with and played as a session musician. Great artists such as Sun Ra, Ginger Baker, Seun Kuti, Sons Of Kemet, Tony Allen, Yaaba Funk, Dele Sosimi and many more. Afrik Bawantu has been invited to the BBC Radio Theatre to be a part of Global Beats program in 2015 and to perform live at Outlook Inspirations 50’s Anniversary Awards in 2016. They have performed at numerous festivals in the UK and Europe. In London they have headlined the Africa on the Square festival in 2015 and London African Festival. Other major festivals include Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Back2Black, Green Man Festival, Africa Utopia, Fieldview Festival, Kendal Calling and others. Jam’in Jette Festival in Brussels has had the band twice within half a year.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Originals, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Latin
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

My Lady
There is a Reason (Noko Hewon)
Be Careful (Kwemo Oheno)
Mofeemo Ke Eno
It's Not Easy
Life on the Street
Togetherness
Destination
Afro Bawantu
Old Lady
Djemba Waa

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Jon B, 8 months ago

I cannot get across how amazing Afla and the band were when playing at my party! Their energy was incredible and we were dancing non stop. They are able to create a great connection with the audience which reflects in the special atmosphere that is created. I had so many messages from guests saying they couldn't believe how good the band were. Blew all my expectations and I wouldn't hesitate for a second in re booking - they made the party!

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Charlotte A, 10 months ago

Armed with three congas and a djembé, Sackey makes his mastery of his art crystal clear, with mind-boggling solos and strong vocal lines sung in counterpoint with his heavily syncopated drum parts. A fantastic performance and dining experience rolled into one, I can’t wait to return to Pizza Express for further performances, and will definitely be attending Afla Sackey’s next London gig!

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