A distinct and unique new fusion of funk, jazz, Afro-beat, and West African rhythms, combining traditional instruments like the Fula flute, 10-string kamalen'goni and djembe, with drums, guitar, bass, sax and more. Donkilo! creates a sound that is fresh and daring, with live performances that transport audiences to previously unchartered musical territories.
Influenced by Malinke drumming traditions, Fulani flute music, Wassoulou popular music from Mali, and the Nigerian Afro Funk movement of the 70s, the Donkilo! Afro Funk Orkestra creates a unique sound that is both familiar and new, fresh yet honoring and drawing from ancient traditions.
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Dave Kobrenski - Djembe, 10-string Kamale Ngoni, Fula Flute
Jared Steer - Drums
Mike Rossi - Bass
Jim Dozet - Guitar
Matt Langley - Tenor Sax
Jonathan Lorentz - Tenor, alto sax
Randy Roos - Guitar
Typical set list ranges from original West African-inspired funk tunes, to covers of 70's Nigerian Disco Funk, Malian Afro-pop, American Funk music, and funkified renditions of jazz standards.
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