Afrik Bawantu with Afla Sackey

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Afrik Bawantu is an orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance-inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West African percussion and more funk, rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass lines creates a powerful Afro-Funk sound with an energy that drives audiences to the dance floors. Their music is about unity and togetherness. Afla was inspired by homelessness and refugee crisis when writing his compositions.

Alfa’s talent has been recognised by many well-established musicians whom he has collaborated with and played as a session musician. Great artists such as Sun Ra, Ginger Baker, Seun Kuti, Sons Of Kemet, Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi and many more.

In 2013 they released their first EP 'Noko Hewon' and their first full length album ‘Life On The Street' in 2014

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