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The Afrosoul Ensemble

Music

Overview

  • Afro Funk Band
  • Super repertoire of original music and covers fusing funk tunes with music from the heart of 70s Africa
  • Perform as a full on 10 piece act and can reduce down through the numbers to a 6 piece if required

Location

This band are based in Brighton but regularly play throughout the rest of the UK and Europe.

Standard Set Times

  • Can be flexible. Usually 1 x 90 minute set or two 45/50 minute sets + break

About this Act

The Afrosoul Ensemble are based in Brighton. Original music and covers fusing funk tunes with music from the heart of '70s Africa - expect blistering brass, stunning harmonies and an explosive rhythm section!

The group features some of the UK's best musicians from the world music, funk, soul and jazz scenes. The group is formed from a number of very successful world music and funk bands (Lakuta, Kalakuta Millionaires), and has received aiplay on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 3 and 6 Music, played live from the BBC's Maida Vale studios, as well as having played at some of the UK's top venues and festivals such as Glastonbury and at London's Southbank Centre.

Set List

Covers:
Funky Nassau - Beginning of the End
Bukom Mashie - Oscar Sulley
Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti
Olufeme - Oscar Sulley
Agbadza - The Uhuru Dance Band
Akumpaye - The Sweet Talks
Sunny - Bobby Hepp
Sea of Love - Phil Phillips (Reggae version)
Fever - La Lupe

Plus a wide range of original Funk/ African-influenced tunes written by the band

Lineup

  • 10 piece band: singer, drum kit, bass guitar, guitar, 4 brass, 2 percussion
  • 9 piece band: singer, drum kit, bass guitar, guitar, 3 brass, 2 percussion (or 4 brass 1 percussion)
  • 8 piece band: singer, drum kit, bass guitar, guitar, 2 brass, 2 percussion (or 3 brass 1 percussion)
  • 7 piece band: singer, drum kit, bass guitar, guitar, 2 brass, 1 percussion
  • 6 piece band: singer, drum kit, bass guitar, guitar, 1 brass, 1 percussion

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