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Freestyle Records

The Shaolin Afronauts ‎– Follow The Path

$39.00

Freestyle Records

The Shaolin Afronauts ‎– Follow The Path

$39.00

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The Shaolin Afronauts are an Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band that is styled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Sun Ra. Their music incorporates elements of avant-garde jazz, soul and traditional African and Cuban percussive rhythms.

Founded in 2008 out of a fascination with Afrobeat and creative improvised music the band began their life as a support for The Transatlantics before branching out to play their own shows. Over the course of the next few months, the group solidified with a core of twelve band members and expanded their repertoire of original songs. Over the next few years, the band's presence grew; in 2011, they were booked to play the Womadelaide festival in South Australia and had already seen extensive touring throughout the country.

Later in the same year, they were signed to Freestyle records and saw the release of their debut album, 'flight of the ancients.' The album was featured on Radio National Breakfast and garnered considerable attention on community radio, streetpress and Triple J. – Wiki

The driving force of the Shaolin Afronauts is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide. Alongside co-collaborators Lachlan Ridge and Dylan Marshall, It is their combined wide ranging musical tastes, impeccable production and instrumental skills that always result in music that is original, thought provoking, unexpected and quite beautiful. FOLLOW THE PATH is a 21 track, double album that expands upon and delves further into the musical genres that inspire and influence the group - rhythmic and pulsating afrobeat, and the avant-garde/spiritual Jazz inspired by artists such as Sun Ra and Mulatu Astatke. – Amazon

Item description:

Artist:

The Shaolin Afronauts

Title:

Follow The Path

Label:

Freestyle Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

2014

Genre:

Soul / Funk,  Jazz

Style:

Afrobeat, Fusion

Catalog No:

FSRLP106

Condition:

New