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by !Akimbo

Expands the definition of world beat from its trademark Afro-Caribbean rhythms into a multicultural jive so dizzying that it exceeds the limitations of one stage
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. No Guarantee
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2. Okulolo
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3. Imagine This
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4. Numbers
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5. Sunday Song
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6. Manaiah
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7. My Lucky Star
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8. Eilean Mo Gradh
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9. Whatever
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10. Here With Us
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11. Malaika
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12. Niyol
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13. Island in the Sea
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14. Crossroads
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15. A Wish
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From the Web Page

by MC LOGO 65 Rating: 10
!Akimbo is awesome! I am so glad I discovered this band in the WorldBeat section of cdstreet.com. This music makes me want to quit my job and go on tour with this band!!! 10.

by BigBoy Rating: 10

Heard them in Nevada City, overcame mediocre venue with a high energy, soulful, funky new sound. The best so far this year.

by Stephanie Rating: 9

I'v been going to 'Music in the park' with my family. The bands have been good but none really stood out as someone I'd want to see again. Then comes !akimbo, great lyrics, awsome overall sound, and fun to watch. They had the crowd up and dancing, everyone was having fun regardless of age. I cant wait to see them again.

From the Press

The Beat (National World Music Magazine):
" Davis, CA-based world beat band !Akimbo boasts an indefatigable sense of fun on Bones Don't Lie (!Akimbo). Thanks to Phil Summers' guitar and bass, Jeff Kreuger Devine's drums, and the rest of a tight rhythmic outfit, the band has a beautiful touch with authentic-sounding African pop songs. "!Akimbo" flaunts an enthusiastic South African township style complete with Dianna Craig, Melissa Frago and Linda Deering on....what's that, Japanese language vocals? Why not! The title cut makes the case why these West Coasters can stake a claim to the music of another continent, since we can all trace our ancestors back to Africa via Louis Leakey's Lucy and other early humans. Bones certainly don't lie, and neither do Shawn King's skins via a percussion solo on this highly pleasurable album"

San Francisco Bay Guardian:
"Mixing German, Gaelic, Navajo, Russian, and French lyrics with didgeridoo's, conga drums, and penny whistles, Davis-based !Akimbo expand the definition of world beat from its trademark Afro-Caribbean rhythms into a multicultural jive so dizzying that it exceeds the limitations of one stage."

The Beat:
" !Akimbo live would be a blast. Those who like their world music influences shaken, not merely stirred, should give these Californians a try "

Music and Sound (2000):
"A unique listening experience"

Dirty Linen (International World Music magazine):
"!Akimbo's world fusion sounds as effortless as it does jubilant"

Steve Milne from KXJZ
" Akimbo, the Sacramento area's premier world music band, just keeps getting better and better. Akimbo prove they can handle intricate rhythms that move the body as well as write attractive melodies that inspire us to sing"
Sacramento Magazine:
" !Akimbo blends soukous, Afro-beat, zydeco, reggae, Celtic and rock beats into a refreshing new mix. The result is a richly layered, and by turns hauntingly emotive and irresistibly upbeat type of music that moves your soul while begging your feet to dance"

Dirty Linen (International World Music magazine):
" !Akimbo is a tight, creative young band that sounds like they would have no trouble filling the dance floor all night long"

Sacramento News and Review:
"intoxicating.......!AKIMBO effects a new American-born and bred world beat music that owes as much to the sound of Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads as it does to African and Caribbean beats".

Alive and Kicking:
" one great number after another. the playing, production and singing are top notch..good stuff".


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