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Afrofunk Experience / Press

“The Afrofunk Experience is definitely not traditional African music, but it's better and more real than most African-American music being recorded today: it's not nasty rap or treakly-sweet mindless pop, and it's much better than R&B, with a touch of jazz, lots of funk, and that general African pop sound found all over Africa.”

"Nine piece band is tighter than the goatskin head of a djembe, and the ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, and a trio of horns ensures a wide dynamic range. David James, former six-string slinger for the Coup and Michael Franti's Spearhead, especially stands out with his big-echo guitar solos that recall the heyday of Parliament-Funkadelic. Saxophonist David Boyce, trumpeter Mike Pitre, and trombonist Andre Webb also evoke powerful touchstones, from classic Wailers to Ethiopian-style R&B of the early '70s. There's a deep soulfulness here and the implication of cross-cultural solidarity." -SF Weekly

Sam Prestianni (Staff writer SF Bay Guardian) - SF Weekly

“As a group, the Afrofunk Experience is impeccably tight, recalling the crisp punch of James Brown, the sweltering groove of the Meters and the irresistibly danceable feel of Prince. The masterful percussion adds subtle texture and syncopation to many of the tracks while dueling guitars spin fela-esque interlocking guitar parts. The real jewel of the band, though, is the horn section. The powerful trio of trumpet, trombone and saxophone expertly nails sparse, punchy lines and screaming solos”