Be There Tomorrow
by   Funkanala
GENRE : Reggae, Afrobeat
2009-11-01   |   HANCD001   |   Here And Now Recordings
Release Notes
Afrobeat, afrofunk, afrojazz, and afrohouse are all appropriate terms for the Funkanala debut long player Be There Tomorrow with the chunky afrojazz of Bamako being played on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space by Stacey Pullen, Redbull Music Academy radio by Mr Scruff and getting great reviews by Dom Servini in Straight No Chaser. Shuya Okino champions Economy Class. He loves it and has played it in many venues all around the world. As has Danny Krivit, Copyright, Faze Action and Simon Dunmore licensed it to his Defected Records label. Russ Jones from Future World Funk favours the afrofunk of Babakar and personally speaking for myself JC from Here And Now Recordings the afrobeat of Be There Tomorrow Part 2 is the cut I love most. Opening with a percussion breakdown before the horns, African guitar and then ultimately vocal chorus kicks in call and response stylee. All the music is written by Omar Diop who also performs much of it alongside Lena Diop and Olli Sarr on vocals in Wolof, Senegal's native language. And the project features a selection of very talented UK players including the legendary Mornington Lockett. (Noel Gallagher once described him as the Hendrix of the saxophone!) plus Rob Lee from Faze Action, Dave Lewis from The Blockheads, Andy Kremer, Mark van der Gucht and Andy Panayi.
Full length : 59:49 / 9 Tracks / 320Kbps MP3
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