Greetings Afri-kokoa(ians), we continue our essential diet of the best quality afro inspired music around. After the massive success and dancefloor mayhem of last months Black History Festival event featuring ‘Ozi Ozza’ and ‘Mindiarabi’, we waste no time in bringing you the most exciting new live afro-band in London right now.
The FONTANELLES are a new 10-piece band, featuring some of the most highly rated players from the jazz, afrobeat and dub/reggae scenes in London. Having played with the likes of Mulatu Astatké, Johnny Clarke, Chartwell Dutiro, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7, Roberto Pla, Plan B and many more, the band formed whilst playing for the FELA! musical at the National Theatre.
'A terrific 12 piece band who intensify the music's seductively repetitive rhythms'
'The on stage band works up a storm as they pound through Fela Kuti's hits to electrifying effect'
The Fontanelles are;
Robin Hopcraft: Trumpet, Idris Rahman: Saxophone, Tamar Osborn: Baritone Sax, Harry Brown: Trombone, Jon Gingell: Guitar, Laurence Corns: Guitar
Nick Ramm: Keyboards, Leon Brichard: Bass, Saleem Rahman: Drums
Hugh Wilkinson: Percussion, Satin Singh: Percussion
DJs: AJ Kwame (Afri-kokoa) and Africathy (Mama Put, Axis of Afro)
Playing the best in afro-beat, funky highlife and afro-mashups for the dancefloor….