Susuma: Vinyl LP
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Label: Agogo Records
Release Date: 25th March
The joy of Ghanian Highlife meets the eclectic and experimental sounds of 70s US soul but with the lushness and vibration of spiritual jazz - sign us up for a slice of Berlin-based Afro-soul 7 piece Jembaa Groove.
For those who dig: Cymande, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Mandrill, Ghanian Highlife and Afro-Funk and Soul.
Fresh Afro-Soul Music - Ghana’s Highlife going by the heartbeat of 70s Soul Music.
Jembaa Groove is a multicultural band founded in late 2020 by bass player and composer Yannick Nolting, and singerpercussionist Eric Owusu.
Speaking the same musical language, they quickly realized the fruitful outcome of their musical encounter and decided to spend a couple of months composing their original music. Digging deep into both their backgrounds and musical identities, they came up with an organic result both like to label as Afro-Soul.
After seeking for the right companions for the upcoming journey and stumbling on a few of Berlin's finest musicians, they finally formed Jembaa Groove, a 7-piece band that combines fresh sounds from Berlin's underground music scene with traditional West-African sounds from Ghana and Mali, such as Highlife, Adowa and Wassoulou. Their aesthetic vision is inspired by soul music from the ‘60s and ‘70s and avoids overly-produced commercial arrangements while merging driving bass grooves and steady drum patterns with fresh horn lines and catchy melodies.