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Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
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Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra

Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra

First Word Excursions

Released: 15th November 2010 | 10 track afrobeat album
From Lagos to Leeds with Love... Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra formed in late 2007 when members of the kidkanevil live show and First Word stalwarts Homecut began a series of late night afrobeat sessions at Leeds Jazz venue Sela Bar. It was out of these jam sessions that the 8 piece band was born, combining their love of afrobeat with their appreciation of the space jazz pioneers of the 70's and the free jazz trailblazers of the 60's, coupled with a hefty nod towards James Brown. The album includes nine original compositions as well as debut single Crosstown Traffic, a firing cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic. From the infectious horn stabs of opener African Kings to the hi-life influenced Big Grammar and the languid groove of Same Same this is an album of real consistency and quality. Fela would be proud! DK, DJ Food / Ninja Tune Hell yeah...a full on afrobeat assault. Supa hot! Mad Mats, Raw Fusion / GAMM