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& THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE

 

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The African intelligence burst onto the Australian music scene in 2012, delivering a crowd-stopping performance to over 50,000 at Federation Square. A big band sound of African roots music, jazz and reggae, the 10 piece ensemble capture ancient pulsing rhythms accented by talking drum and virtuosic electric guitar.

 

The band is fronted by the charismatic Lamine Sonko, one of Australia’s most celebrated African artists. Lamine is modernising West African music while maintaining the essence of ancient sounds and stories. The African Intelligence brings together the different styles of afro-beat, afro-classical soul, reggae and funk.

 

The band recently performed at WOMAD, Port Fairy Folk Festival, White Night Melbourne & Fed Square NYE. They just released their debut album Afro Empire.


"...the reception for their first set at WOMAD this year was little short of ecstatic, with an enormous crowd… rising as one to their feet for a foot-stomping hour of fun" - The Advertiser

 

AUSTRALIA

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LAMINE SONKO & THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE

 

The African intelligence burst onto the Australian music scene in 2012, delivering a crowd-stopping performance to over 50,000 at Federation Square. A big band sound of African roots music, jazz and reggae, the 10 piece ensemble capture ancient pulsing rhythms accented by talking drum and virtuosic electric guitar.

 

The band is fronted by the charismatic Lamine Sonko, one of Australia’s most celebrated African artists. Lamine is modernising West African music while maintaining the essence of ancient sounds and stories. The African Intelligence brings together the different styles of afro-beat, afro-classical soul, reggae and funk.

 

The band recently performed at WOMAD, Port Fairy Folk Festival, White Night Melbourne & Fed Square NYE. They just released their debut album Afro Empire.


"...the reception for their first set at WOMAD this year was little short of ecstatic, with an enormous crowd… rising as one to their feet for a foot-stomping hour of fun" - The Advertiser

AUSTRALIA

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