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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Fofoulah at Vortex this Sunday
Biram Seck - vocal & guitar Tom Challenger - sax Phil Stevenson - guitar Johnny Brierley - bass Dave Smith - drums Kaw Secka - talking drum & sabar
+ Jim Hart - marimba
Fofoulah is a new group from London which features members of Outhouse Ruhabi, the much-acclaimed Outhouse project with Wolof Drummers from The Gambia.
As well as Outhouse Ruhabi regulars Dave Smith (drums), Tom Challenger (sax), Johnny Brierley (bass) and Kaw Secka (Sabar), Fofoulah also features one of UK’s most funkiest and rootsy guitarists, Phil Stevenson alongside Senegalese singer and songwriter Biram Seck, whose voice is known for its unique raw husky quality and deep emotion.
The melting pot of Fofoulah’s ever-changing ideas has culminated in a joyful blend of African praise song and polyrhythm, cool grooves and jumpy melodies. Whilst continuing to explore the influence of West African rhythms, Fofoulah’s creative vision embraces each individual members' musical personalities, creating a fresh and individual musical mix.
The first set also features Cornish mallet wizard Jim Hart on marimba!
Fofoulah @ The Vortex
3pm, Sunday 30th January 2011