Words and music of substance. Sounds from Ghana, Serbia, USA, Israel, Brazil, South Africa, Ethiopia, India, Guinea, Mozambique, Norway, Sweden, Zimbabwe and beyond.
The result is a percussive record with plenty of kick that grabs the listener from the first track. A variety of Afro-Colombian rhythms power this effort, with touches of West Africa alongside funk and jazz channeled through vintage synthesizers, and a mighty brass/woodwind section. This is a band that has been on the rise for a while and will increase their fan base significantly with this phenomenal release.
KUKU, the American born and Nigerian raised singer-songwriter, has released an album of his observations after questioning his faith in organized religion, politics and authoritarian regimes. Ballads & Blasphemy is a cohesive production that strikes an honest tone.