"African drumming, trance grooves, dubby bass lines and rock guitar with plenty of spatial improvisation." - Uncut
Batch Gueye - vocals/dance
Tom Challenger - sax/synths
Phil Stevenson - guitar
Johnny Brierley - bass
Kaw Secka - sabar
Dave Smith - drums
"Fofoulah have set sail toward an original sound" - The Wire
"With solid roots in West African sabar drumming, Fofoulah blend multiple genres to create a complex fusion of modern pop, jazz, rock, electro, hip-hop, prog and dub... A promising debut from an exciting and talented group of musicians."****Songlines (Top of the World album)
***** The Independent on Sunday
"Really intelligent, infectious and effective … It's subtle, beckoning with its toes in the ancestral mud, but this is modern music, intriguing, well-textured and very likeable." fRoots
"Fofoulah's foundations are dub and jazz, but these are beefed up with electronics, pan-African rock and, most persuasively, the sabar and tama drums of West Africa ... The vibe switches from Ethiopia to Algeria to Senegal to Bristol in a heartbeat." **** Mojo
Stunning debut LP from London's latest electro-African sensation.
Featuring guest performances from Ghostpoet, Batch Gueye, Juldeh Camara, Iness Mezel and Justin Adams.
Purchase CD / gatefold LP HERE - comes with beautiful 16 page pull-out booklet. Artwork by Boštjan Pavletič.
"Fofoulah build their spacious jazz-dub around the crackle of Kaw Secka's sabar drums." **** Financial Times