Fofoulah, founded in London in 2011, is a quintet whose music is build on the beats of the Sabar drums, a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal. The band consists of Kaw Secka (Irok) on Sabar drums, Johnny Brierley (Outhouse Ruhabi) on bass, Tom Challenger (Red Snapper) on saxophone and keyboards, Phil Stevenson (Iness Mezel) on guitar and Dave Smith (Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters) on drums. Their sound is so innovative and experimental (with elements of electronic music, dub and afro-rock) as it is rooted in the rich musical tradition of West Africa. A truly captivating sound!
Listen below to three tracks from the album: ‘No Troubles (Kelinte)‘, ‘Make Good (Soumala)‘, ‘Don’t Let Your Mind Unravel, Safe Travels‘, which features UK singer Ghostpoet.
“Lets join together, leave conflict and work together. There is peace in community”
– from ‘No Troubles (Kelinte)‘