AFRI-KOKOA PRESENTS ‘IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE’ (Soundway Records) ALBUM LAUNCH FRIDAY April 11th 2014 from 8pm to 1:30am THE FORGE, CAMDEN, NW1 7NL
AFRI-KOKOA proudly presents ‘Ibibio Sound Machine’ (Soundway Records) Album Launch party live and direct featuring their super hot 8 piece band.
Ibibio Sound Machine are set to release their debut LP through Soundway Records. Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul. Preceded by the pulsating first single ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Ibibio Sound Machine’ will be released 17th March 2014.
Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother’s South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album. A large dose of electronic elements and an approach as influenced by London as much as by West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed. From the banging sub-bass of ‘Lets Dance’ to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album’s opening track ‘Voice of the Bird’, the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.
Eno Williams – Lead Singer Leon Brichard – Bass Alfred Kari Bannerman – Guitar Jose Joyette – Drums Anselmo Neto- Percussions Scott Baylis – Trumpet Tony Hayden – Trombone Max Grunhard – Sax
DJS AJ Kwame (Afri-kokoa), Baggy and special guests
Tickets: £8 in advance and £10 on the door