afunja

african funk & jazz

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Friends, Artists & Band

Afolabi Lipede | Flame
Afolabi Lipede | Flame

afolabi lipede | flame. producer, bass guitarist, singer and song writer. innovative and unique style engages bass harmonics in complex chord structures with an underlying bass rift. from this style has evolved an original music: afunja, meaning african funk and jazz. solid and mesmerizing. his music evokes a feeling of colourful world culture.

you can hear this unique style on the 'irony of peace' video. flame and mark christopher are currently working on new songs towards afunja debut release.

Mark Christopher
Mark Christopher

music director and guitarist - afunja music since 1988. flame and mark christopher are currently working on a new afunja EP.

Biola Idowu
Biola Idowu

background vocals

Biola Idowu has been a blessing to Afunja music. She joined the project at the studio pre-recording stage out of interest. She has since grown with the music to become part of the female vocals section.

Background vocals on the Afunja single 'Church'.

Yinka Adesina
Yinka Adesina

Background vocals on the Afunja single 'Church'.

  1. hands on fire by yinke adesina | YouTube
  2. say that you love me by yinka adesina | YouTube
Judy Mbarani
Judy Mbarani

afunja music welcomes judy mbarani as part of the female vocals section x.

Chris Barnett

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Collaborations

Dele Sosimi
Dele Sosimi

Keyboard solo 'Colours Instrumental'.

My good friend and school mate Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide.

Dele's career began when he joined Fela's Anikulapo-Kuti's Egypt 80, where he played keyboards for 7 years (1979-1986). Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was the founder of the style of music known as Afrobeat. The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing. Dele was the rhythm keyboard player for Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Egypt 80 and worked and toured extensively with Fela around the world.

It is a great honour to have Dele Sosimi solo on Colours instrumental.

website: www.delesosimi.org

Olalekan babalola
Olalekan babalola

Percussionists

Creative Director at Ifa-Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, creative at Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust.

Colours Instrumental produced by Afolabi Lipede & Lekan babalola.

Kate Luxmoore
Kate Luxmoore

Clarinet 'Colours Instrumental'.

Kate studied at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and then The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Studying under Peter Weigold and Peter Renshaw Kate embarked on a course in Performance and Communication Skills which lead to her involvement in many cross arts collaborations and educational projects.

Kate's skill is undoubtably her ability to embrace any genre from classical to folk, jazz and world music. Her talent is in demand with projects for BBC Radio and Television plus internationally renowned organisations such as The Halle Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Festival Hall. And she has worked with award winning musicians including Omar Puente, Lekan Babalola, Lucky Ranku, Pritam Singh, Karen Street and Fairport Convention.

website: www.kateluxmoore.com

Photographs

Phil Clark & Tunji Balogun

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