The Soulful Afro-Roots of Ajoyo

Ajoyo – War Chant

Ajoyo – War Chant (Shems Records, 2019)

War chant is the new EP from New York-based Afro-roots band Ajoyo. Led by saxophonist Yacine Boularès, Ajoyo delivers an exciting mix of Afrobeat, West African rhythms, contemporary jazz, funk and exquisite neosoul.

The lineup includes the extraordinary vocalist Sarah E. Charles and a formidable cast of skilled instrumentalists: Yacine Boularès on saxophone; Jesse Fischer on keyboards; Kyle Miles on electric bass; Michael Valeanu on electric guitar; and Philippe Lemm on drums. Guests: Keita Ogawa on percussion and Foluso Mimy on jembe.

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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.
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