"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)


Bene bop ep (2013)

New album DAEGA REK out on NOVEMBER 8 2018!

***** 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

The London based afro-dub ensemble Fofoulah, have followed-up their trailblazing debut album (“Fofoulah”/Glitterbeat 2014) with an even more shapeshifting and adventurous recording. Slippery sabar beats, dystopian electronics and echoing, shamanic chants ratchet up both the dub quotient and the dramatic tension. Creating a soundworld that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted - the new album “Daega Rek” (The Truth) is brought into sharp focus by the rhythms and vocals of Gambian sabar drummer Kaw Secka and the vivid production of keyboardist/saxophonist Tom Challenger.

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"Fofoulah build their spacious jazz-dub around the crackle of Kaw Secka's sabar drums." **** Financial Times

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