Wormfood presents FOFOULAH (meaning “It’s there” in Wolof), a London-based group featuring – for this show – Gambian vocalist and sabar drummer Kaw Secka (Ruhabi), Tom Challenger (Red Snapper) on saxophone and keyboards/electronics, Johnny Brierley (Ruhabi) on bass and drummer Jon Scott (Mulatu Astatke). With the rhythms of the Sabardrums – a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal – at its heart, Fofoulah’s music is an inspired mix of Wolof spoken word, electronic music, dub, improvisation, and afro-rock.
With a brand new album treading radical new ground coming soon in the autumn,
their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Fofoulah’, produced by Smith, was released on Glitterbeat Records in September 2014. The album crossed Sabar rhythms with dub and sci-fi synths; liquid melodies and Wolof rap – whilst featuring guest spots from the likes of Ghostpoet and Juldeh Camara.
“African drumming, trance grooves, dubby bass lines and rock guitar with plenty of spatial improvisation.” – Uncut
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