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NYC: Tosin and the Afrikan Rhapsody Band Free at the Shrine this Friday

As the brainchild of drummer and composer Tosin Aribisala, the Afrikan Rhapsody Band merges African musical staples like afrobeat and highlife with jazz and neo-soul. Tosin writes in English and his native Nigerian language, Yoruba, which can be heard on their recently released album Resoration, available on CD Baby. Before starting Afrikan Rhapsody, Tosin performed and recorded with renowned musicians such as Femi Kuti (2 years), Yerba Buena, and Andres Levin (on the Red Hot Riot Fela Kuti tribute album). Check out Tosin and the Afrikan Rhapsody band this Friday, April 15th at a very fitting venue, the Shrine in Harlem. A rare opportunity to see a world class drummer for FREE!

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D.C.'s Elikeh Drop New Afropop Album, 'Adje! Adje!'

Hear a taste of D.C. band Elikeh's sophomore album, 'Adje! Adje!'

Coming from the cultural melting pot of Washington D.C. and led by Togolese singer/guitarist Massama Dogo, Elikeh is downright dirty. Their recently-released sophomore album, Adje! Adje!, features afropop with politically-driven lyrics, blaring horns, super funky guitars and a brilliant rhythm section. While Dogo provides a flawless Afropop “foundation” to the album, former Femi Kuti drummer Tosin Aribisala and the distorted shredding of guitarist John Lee take the music to another level. Watch the above video for a taste of Elikeh's live show. Head to their website for the full album.

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