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Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra - out on First Word Records

Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra
Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra - Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra
(CD/LP/Download) First Word Records, 2010-11-15

From Lagos to Leeds with Love... Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra formed in late 2007 when members of the kidkanevil live show and First Word stalwarts Homecut began a series of late night afrobeat sessions at Leeds Jazz venue Sela Bar. It was out of these jam sessions that the 8 piece band was born, combining their love of afrobeat with their appreciation of the space jazz pioneers of the 70's and the free jazz trailblazers of the 60's, coupled with a hefty nod towards James Brown. The album includes nine original compositions as well as debut single Crosstown Traffic, a firing cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic. From the infectious horn stabs of opener African Kings to the hi-life influenced Big Grammar and the languid groove of Same Same this is an album of real consistency and quality. "Fela would be proud!" said DK & DJ Food from Ninja Tune; "Hell yeah...a full on afrobeat assault. Supa hot!" said Mad Mats from Raw Fusion & GAMM.

Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra
Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra - Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra
(CD/LP/Download) First Word Records, 2010-11-15

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra by djgilla

Tracklisting :
01. African Kings 07:24
02. Put Leg To Road 05:34
03. Sankofa feat. Testament 07:33
04. Re-education, Mis-education 07:14
05. Big Grammar 04:07
06. Body No Be Firewood 05:50
07. Conflict Arise feat Shara Meek 04:58
08. Crosstown Traffic 04:06
09. Lost In Kinshasa 07:26
10. Same Same 12:34

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Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - Re-education Mis-education

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - African Kings


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