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The Funky Afro Dance Band

Music

Overview

  • Afro Funk Band
  • Super repertoire of original music and covers fusing funk tunes with music from the heart of 70s Africa

Location

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

Standard Set Times

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

About this Act

The Funky Afro Dance Band 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 is formed of some of the UK's best musicians from a number of very successful world music and funk bands (Lakuta, Kalakuta Millionaires), who have appeared on Craig Charles' Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 Music and 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

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

Lineup

  • 10 piece band- trombone, trumpet, tenor saxophone, flute, keyboard, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, congas & vocalist
  • 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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