credit: Jannis Keil

Jembaa Groove

Garnering a smattering of support from the media world like KEXP, BBC6 Music, KCRW, Worldwide FM, FIP, RFI, Rinse FM, WDR Cosmo and enough stations round the world off the back of their debut Album 'Susuma', Jembaa Groove are causing a storm with their hybrid West African meets US soul & jazz sound. The Berlin based Afro-Soul group was founded in late 2020 by Yannick Nolting (bass,producer)and Eric Owusu (vocals,percussion). They first met fortuitously at a Berlin playground with both their sons and soon after realised they were onto something special. After seeking for the right companions for the upcoming journey and stumbling on a few of Berlin's finest musicians, they finally formed Jembaa Groove, a 7-piece band that combines jazzy sounds from Berlin's uprising underground scene with traditional West-African sounds
from Ghana, such as Highlife and Adowa. The music of Jembaa Groove is as much influenced by the soulful rhythms and baritone chords of 70's black America and contemporary artists like Lee Fields and Ikebe Shakedown, as it is by highlife artists such as Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas, with whom Eric has been touring and recording for many years.

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From:

Berlin, , GERMANY

Genre:

World

Subgenre:

Afrobeat

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Jembaa Groove is seeking the following:

  • Label
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  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - Worldwide
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