“SPHA” BEMBE PRESENTS: THE AFRICAN GROOVE EXPERIENCE
The African Groove Experience combines the talents of one of Africa’s finest flugelhorn players, Siphamandla “Spha” Bembe and producer extraordinaire, Thapelo Khomo. This is Siphamandla Bembe’s first original solo release and is the realisation of a long-held desire of these two friends to collaborate. An accomplished flugelhorn player at the top of his game, Bembe has played in bands led by the likes of Blondie, Ringo and Tsepo Tshola and became a member of legendary South African group, Stimela.
Besides his renown as Stimela’s keyboardist, the esteemed Thapelo Khomo is one of South Africa’s most accomplished music producers
and has worked with talents like Simphiwe Dana and Jabu Khanyile and won numerous awards for his work. African Groove Experience sees Khomo stepping into the producer’s role as well as providing his unique keyboard playing skills.
A heart-warming blend of African jazz-fusion styles with modern studio technology, this cultural celebration of classic fusion sounds is filled with flugelhorn and swirling keyboards over laid-back foot-tapping beats. A fresh release that also sounds wonderfully nostalgic, it’s an inspired, smooth and immensely satisfying listening experience.
released September 7, 2007
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