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Latest News AFRO MUSIC NIGHT 2016- YAABA FUNK

AFRO MUSIC NIGHT 2016- YAABA FUNK

March 31st, 2016 12:54 pm

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Formed in Brixton in 2006, Yaaba Funk’s sound starts with Hi-Life,
the upbeat Ghanaian dance style, and brings in James Brown
grooves, Sun Ra jazz, Parliament-Funkadelic jams, and more than
a hint of mind-altering dub.

On stage, this multiculti crew from Brixton hit audiences like an
Afro version of the Specials meet Sly and the Family Stone, often
joined on stage by guests such as Jason Yarde and Robin
Hopcraft from Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA.

Featuring lyrics in the Ghanaian language of Akan and English,
‘My Vote Dey Count’, the band’s second album, recently released
on Sterns Music, finds the group in fine form proving that the band
can cut it as well in the studio as they can live on stage.
Afrobeat, Hi-Life and social politics – not forgetting a solid dose of
African Funk – all come together to form the unique and powerful
sound that is Yaaba Funk.

Saturday 16 April 2016
10pm to 4am