Kingdom★Afrocks - イチカバチカーノ (Ichikabachikano)

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This series of worldwide tropical grooves and afrofunk couldn't be complete without some Afrobeat from Japan, starting with a fantastic, high-powered seven-piece ensemble from Tokyo, Kingdom★Afrocks - one of our favorites, together with the JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra. Fela would be proud. His vision of afrobeat is now exploding into a worldwide movement. The group itself has a very international background. Bassist Leo Nanjo was born and raised in Brazil. Drummer Keiichi Tanaka has spent time in Senegal and recently returned from a five year period studying percussion in Cuba. Guitarist Daisuke Nomoto has experience playing music in New Orleans and dancer Yussy returned from Senegal in 2012… The band's second album seems to still be looking out for a label outside of Japan - pass the word! Note that 'Ichikabachikano' featured here is not the vinyl single version, but the one from the album, beefed up with a bigger horn section!

About Kingdom★Afrocks :
The members met in September, 2006 and immediately hit the studio for sessions and recordings. Two months after, they performed their first live show and sold out copies of their recordings. The core of their music lies Afro-beat, followed by jazz, Brazilian and latin beats, name it and such exuberance and energy of their live music caught the hearts of many & the word of mouth spread at the speed of light to music lovers, prestigious labels and event hosts. The band line up starts with a Senegal returnee "Keiichi Tanaka (Dr) aka Ablaye Ndiaye", "Izpon (Per)" returned from 5 years of percussion training in Cuba, born-and-raised in Brazil is "Leo Nanjo (Ba)", humorous singer song writer "Naoito (Per&Vo)". This four members drive the beats section, explosive melody produced by "SumiLady (key)", respected score writer from New Orleans "Daisuke Nomoto (Gt)", and finally representing is "Kids Hashimoto (B.Sax)", original dancer "Yussy (cho/dance)". Eight very unique internatinoal members. KA celebrated their long awaited live recording album "Live in Afro City" in June of 2008. In August of the same year, KA shared the stage with the legendary drummer Tony Allen, who lead the Afro-beat scene with Fela Kuti. Sharing the stage with Tony helped KA to be recognized as the leader of the Afro-beat scene in Japan. In 2009, they released long waited first studio recording vinyl "Ichikabachikano" which is recognized as one of the club hit that year. In 2011, they released 1st full studio recording album 'Fanfare', followed in 2002 by their 2nd studio recording album 'SanSanNaNa'.

Latest Releases :
- SanSanNaNa (CD/2LP, Gumbo Groove, 2012)
- Fanfare (CD/2LP, Gumbo Groove, 2011)
- Anti-Violence (123, Gumbo Groove, 2011)


from Rise of The Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​3, released July 3, 2013
Izpon - Vocal , congas & percussions
Keiichi Tanaka - Drums & talking drums
Leo Nanjo - Bass
SumiLady - Voice , rhodes , synthsizer & clavinet
Daisuke Nomoto - Guitar
Kids Hashimoto - Baritone sax & alto sax & tenor sax
Yussy - Chorus & talking drums
Naoito - Vocal, Jam block

Recorded at Wang Guang RecLabs
Produced by Kingdom★Afrocks
Mixed by Takahiro Yamaguchi
Mastered by Masato Morisaki @ Saidera Mastering
Written by Naoito
Composed by Leo Nanjo
Published by Village Again Association co.,ltd.
© Village Again Association co., ltd.


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