The Afrorockerz - The Afrorockerz (CD, Buda Musique, 2014)
The Afrorockerz - The Afrorockerz
(CD) Buda Musique, 2014-09-22
01. I Go You Go
02. Time For Me
03. Looking For Change
04. Talking In Rings
05. Hearts And Lines
06. I Was Blind
07. A Place In My World
08. For This
09. You Need Me
10. My Prayer
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The Afrorockerz is the revitalized project of guitarist Julien Raulet. Knighted by Tony Allen and founding member of the band Fanga, a french afrobeat septet known in the world music circuit. After meeting with bassist and multi-instrumentalist Sylvain Daniel (ONJ, Bot'ox, Yom & The Wonder Rabbis) who navigates between rock & jazz it was evident he'd be an integral player. Both share the passion of playing Fela Kuti's music as well as being inspired by Prince, Talking Heads, & Frank Zappa. It wasn't long before they were joined by Allonymous (Jimi Tenor, Push Up) on lead vocals. Chicago born Parisian sworn painter, poet, & singer whose writing reflects his atypic views on life and is echoed through his hypnotic flow and stage presence.
Equally sharing lead vocals is Emma Lamadji ( Defunkt, Gospelize It) whose powerful mezzo burns with the urgency & serenity of the Central African origins she's rooted in. Together they are perfect. Alternating between backing and lead, their two voices unite to ignite our consciousness & liberate our bodies!
From the underground Parisian bars & clubs to groundbreaking venues The Afrorockerz have continuously honed and shaped their hornless sound. Yet one hardly misses this keystone. Authentic, analog, dirty, traditional & furiously urban in the same vain. Of course this sound would not be complete with out staple metronome Frederic Jean ( Babyx) who brings rock crash mathematics with a touch of class to the drums. Funk fueled riffs & synth stabs are trumpet-ist turned keyboardist Guillaume Poncelet's ( Gael Faye, Electro Deluxe) speciality thus it is no wonder he completes the band.
The premiere album " Talking In Rings" will soon be ready. A multilayered soundtrack of life evoking images of a cast at times set in Minneapolis in the '80's, with the likes of Tony Allen & Robert Smith and a host of others you can not wait to discover!