Afrik Bawantu was formed in 2007 by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer, Afla Sackey – bringing his musical dream of blending traditional Ghanaian music with sizzling Afrobeat grooves to life, and topping it off with an irresistibly funky twist. Their unique blend of vibrant African rhythms with fast, animated horn sections and heavy bass lines brings a whole new definition to the Afro-Funk genre.
Afrik Bawantu released their EP ‘Noko Hewon’ in February 2013 to huge critical acclaim, and have were nominated in the World Music Network’s charts. In 2014 their highly anticipated debut album ‘Life On The Street” shook up the new music scene with the unique and original style of Afla Sackey’s compositions in addition to gifted musicians.
Currently the band is working on their new album “Destination”.
“A heavy, African-inspired mix of catchy beats, groovy melodies, and hot rhythms ripe with African spirit and charisma.” Inside World Music