Blog July 17, 2012
Premiere: Elikeh - "Olesafrica (Ojah Awake)"
Out of Washington, D.C. comes "Olesafrica (Ojah Awake)" a new track off the forthcoming record Between 2 Worlds from Elikeh. Led by Togo-born Serge "Massama" Dogo, the group blends various styles of west-african styles -- afrobeat, highlife, soukous -- into a tight, forward moving sound that keeps one foot in the past and another towards the future. The new track perfectly showcases the group's solid musical chops with feverish guitar, a crescendo of brass and high-speed percussion to keep you moving. If this track is any indication of what the new album will sound like, we are in for a treat. Between 2 Worlds was recording not only in Washington, D.C. but also Mali and Togo. It will be released on August 23rd via Azalea City. Listen: Olesafrica (Ojah Awake) from the Album "Between 2 Worlds" by Elikeh Elikeh is playing a handful of dates on the east coast this summer. Catch 'em if you can. 07/28/2012: New York, NY-- Joe's Pub 08/24/2012: Washington, DC -- Black Cat 08/25/2012: Pittsburgh, PA -- Thunderbird Cafe