Èkó Afrobeat

Afrobeat

Èkó Afrobeat is yet another excellent Afrobeat band coming out of Brazil where the renaissance of this musical style never seems to come to an end.
Created in 2009 with the name “Clube de Bolso Afrobeat” as a parallel project of a Jazz-Funk band, they re-named themselves to “Èkó Afrobeat” when their audience grew and seven more musicians joind the group. Their sound is a mixture of Afrobeat, MPB (música popular brasileira – Brazilian popular music) and Afro-Brazilian music. Political and social content is very important for their lyrics.
A song that fuses Samba with Afrobeat is this live version of “Sambou África”:

 

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