Blog June 16, 2016
Super Yamba Band Premieres "N'Diarabi"
Our latest premiere comes courtesy of Brooklyn’s Super Yamba Band and their new single, “N’Diarabi,” which is out later this week. An Afrobeat ensemble with a slew of well-received New York shows behind them, Super Yamba draws on a diverse set of vintage West African traditions, from Fela’s classic ‘70s productions, to the psychedelic mbalax and roots-oriented sounds of Senegal’s Étoile de Dakar and Mali’s Super Djata Band. Opening with an unmistakable sabar groove, the track rapidly evolves into a burning Afro-stomper, with funked-out falsetto guitar licks and delirious organ riffs sitting firmly alongside Ismael Kouyate’s evocative guest vocals. Periodic horn bursts and an incessant bass groove complete the mix, making for a thoroughly fresh—and danceable—record that is sure to sound even better live. The band plays Brooklyn Bowl on June 21, before heading off on a summer tour down the East Coast, including dates in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina: 6/21 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 6/23 – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA 6/24 – All Go West Pre-Party, Asheville, NC 6/25 – OuterSpace Project 2016, Atlanta, GA 6/29 – The Pinhook, Durham, NC 6/30 – Levitt Amp Music Series, Greensboro, NC 7/1 – Pisgah Brewery, Black Mountain, NC

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