Fofoulah means "it's there" in Wolof
Signed to Glitterbeat Records this out of this world group features Senegalese vocalist, dancer and percussionist Batch Gueye, Tom Challenger (Red Snapper) on sax/synths, guitarist Phil Stevenson (Iness Mezel), Johnny Brierley on bass, Gambian sabar drummer Kaw Secka and drummer Dave Smith (Robert Plant's Shapeshifters, Juju). Fofoulah's music is inspired a cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation, afro-rock and Wolof dance.
Their latest album “Daega Rek” (release date 8/11/18) is a more shape-shifting and adventurous recording. Slippery sabar beats, dystopian electronics, and echoing, shamanic chants ratchet up both the dub quotient and the dramatic tension. Creating a sound-world that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted.
"A bravely adventurous new fusion band"
4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars - The Guardain.
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Album Review: Fofoulah – Daega Rek [Glitterbeat Records; November 2018]
No matter what your final verdict on Daega Rek is, (Fofoulah’s new album released by Glitterbeat Records), what you can’t deny is its originality and unorthodoxy. The second work from the London-based band is more than able to bewilder, confuse and stupefy its listeners thanks to its unrestrained approach, but…