The Afrorockerz – The Afrorockerz (Buda Musique, 2015)
One of the hottest bands jumping into the world music scene in France is Paris-based The Afrorockerz. The band mixes irresistible funk with African music elements, soul, virtuosic rock and even electronic music on the final track.
The multinational band features guitarist and band leader Julian Raulet; France-based American vocalist Allonymous; co-vocalist Emma Lamadji from Central Africa; bassist, keyboardist and electronic sounds programmer Sylvain Daniel; keyboardist David Monet; and drummer Maxime Zampieri.
At times, the funk-style synths dominate the pieces. I happen to like synthesizers a lot and enjoyed the blend of retro keyboards with the more modern electronic programming.
The Afrorockerz is an impressive debut album featuring galvanizing funk music with an African flavor.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.