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Fofoulah

Biram Seck – vocal/guitar
Phil Stevenson – guitar
Tom Challenger – tenor sax
Johnny Brierley – bass
Kaw Secka – sabar
Dave Smith – drums

Fofoulah is a new group formed in 2010 in London which features members of Outhouse Ruhabi, the much acclaimed Outhouse project with Wolof drummers from The Gambia. The Melting pot of Fofoulah's ever changing ideas has culminated in a joyful blend of African praise song and polyrhythm, cool grooves and jumpy melodies. Whilst continuing to explore the influence of west African rhythms, Fofoulah's creative vision embraces each individual members' musical personalities, creating a fresh and individual musical mix.

"Drawn from freewheeling jazz group Outhouse and their Afro-beat offshoot Outhouse Ruhabi - that saw them join forces with Wolof drummers from Gambia - this new collective mix rolling jazz improv with hypnotic African drumming and uplifting praise song. Drummer Dave Smith and scorching saxophonist Tom Challenger lead the charge." Timeout preview, January 2011

“Fofoulah's music is a new voice in the endless Atlantic musical dialogue - what marks them out is the blurring of distinction between west African, jazz and popolar music. Their interplay between polyrhythmic sabar drumming, riffs and free-flowing improvisation can transcend categories producing pure expressive propulsive grooves.” Justin Adams (JuJu, Robert Plant, Real World artist)