Asazi Space Funk Explosion
Asazi Space Funk Explosion first came together in the summer of 2003 in a darkened basement in London’s Camden. A combination of South African Kholeho “Asazi” Mosala’s rabble-rousing vocals and traditional percussion, and UK-born Alex Marten’s spacey, dubbed-out keys and skanking guitar fx, they initially played a string of gigs in North London with a motley ever-changing crew of rhythm sections, cobbled together from some of the best session and gigging musicians in London at the time. In 2006, they moved up to Edinburgh where they recruited Caroline Scott, a trained jazz drummer naturally tuned to the crazed syncopations of the Asazi sound, and Andy Farina, a stalwart bassist on the Edinburgh scene. Blending traditional African vocal stylings and marimba (wooden xylophone) with cutting edge 21st century sounds and a tight, funked up rhythm section, this was when they came into their own. A string of legendary, packed-out gigs at Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar, Bongo Club, Left Bank, Outhouse, Forest Café and at the Knockengorroch Festival in Dumfriesshire brought them a new fan-base, not quite sure what they were hearing but wanting more of this strange, other-worldly funk and of Asazi’s powerful, magnetic personality and irresistible, treacle-rich voice.
Steel Valley Saints
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Event: Asazi Space Funk Explosion, Steel Valley Saints
Date: Thursday 24th August 2017
Time : 22:00 - 05:00
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