Michael Veal & Aqua Ife | Volume One

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Volume One

by Michael Veal & Aqua Ife

Heavily-grooving instrumental Afro-Beat Jazz in the style of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Egypt 80 period, also influenced by King Sunny Ade, Sun Ra, and Randy Weston.
Genre: World: Afro-Beat
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1. Djerma New Drum Chant
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2. Late General (Chief) Odopa
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Volume One" is the the first album by Michael Veal & Aqua Ife, a 13-piece Afrobeat-jazz band based in New York City. Led by bassist/composer Michael Veal, the band boasts some of the finest jazz, African, and Afro-Cuban musicians in the New York area. Veal, who has played with Fela Kuti and Afro-Beat "co-pilot" Tony Allen, draws on various African styles, on imaginative jazz composers such as Sun Ra, Julius Hemphill and Randy Weston, and on electronic elements to take the listener on a beautiful ride through a deep vision of Afrobeat.


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