by Kumasi

  • Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Akoben via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Akoben is the second vinyl release from New Orleansʼ own full Afrobeat orchestra, Kumasi. Thirteen members strong, Kumasi has been keeping crowds dancing in the clubs, festivals, and crawfish boils of New Orleans for several years now. Kumasi plays original compositions heavily influenced by the musical style created in Lagos by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen in the early 70s. While the first album, Togetherness, was entirely instrumental, Akoben is laced with call-and-response vocal performances.

A perfect record for the dance floor while also sparking conversations about the current political climate in the US and beyond...

Full Track Downloads: kumasiafrobeat.bandcamp.com/album/akoben


released February 19, 2018

Stefan Poole - lead vocals, alto sax
Heather Nolan - vocals, shekere
Joanna Tomassoni - vocals, clave
Logan Schutts - drums
Conga Mike - congas
Jonathan Solomon - bass guitar
Or Shovaly - tenor guitar
Orlando Vega - rhythm guitar
Joe Boucha - keyboards, organ
Charlie Kahn - baritone sax
Owen Callahan - tenor sax
Cleveland Donald - trumpet
Steven Pilcher - trumpet


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