Crank LuKongo
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Crank LuKongo

Washington, Washington DC, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Washington, Washington DC, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
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Crank LuKongo:
Self-termed genre, Afro-GoGo Roots collective 'Crank LuKongo'-- akin to a progressive DC Go-Go foundation with elements of progressive soul, Jazz, Reggae, Bues, Rock, Salsa, Afrobeat, Worldbeat, Folk, and Hip-Hop. In 2013, Crank LuKongo was conceived by Washington, DC born percussionist, drummer, producer, songwriter, and actor, Matt Swamp Guinee (Pure Light Seed, Bambu Station, Junior Marvin's Wailers, Thievery Corporation). The Crank LuKongo collective features a variety of well-established musicians in indie and world music genres, including co-producers David Blackwell on guitar, bass, keys, and vocals (Pure Light Seed, and Charles Road), and Keith 'Lazy K Lofton on guitar, bass, keys, and vocals (Basehead and Lazy K). Other Musical contributors include:Ron Winters: guitar (Branch Manager, Sons of Disobedience). Andre LaSalle: guitar (Burnt Sugar). Tuff Lion: lead guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, keys (Lion Charge, I-Grade Records, Bambu Station, Midnite, Junior Marvin, Abysinnians). Junior Marvin: lead guitar (Bob Marley & The Wailers, Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Toots & The Maytals, Steve Winwood, Ike Turner). Desi Hyson: keys (Moja Nya, Culture, The Original Wailers, Rebel Vybez). Nala Shabbam: keys (Jackie McLean, Common, New Soil Ship). Georges Koakou: keys (Alpha Blondy, The Wailers Band, Culture). Phillipe Lemaire: keys (Devine Nature). Warren Pedersen: bass (Bambu Station, John Stone, Tuff Lion) Mighty Moe Haggins: congas (The Chuck Brown Band, Experience Unlimited). I'la Vibez: vocals (Ilavibez, Itals, Roots Radics, Akae Beka) Head Roc: MC (GODISHEUS). Frankie Addison: saxophone (The Addison Brothers Quintet).Donald Tillery: trumpet (Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers)Kelvin Montgomery: tromboneSamadhi: backing vocalsIzabella Sparrow: backing vocals, and creative visual artist (Blood Brother)Sebi Medina Tayac: native songs (Uptown Boyz)In November 2017, Crank LuKongo’s first single, ‘Mayor 4 Life’ feat. Head Roc was released in major stores on digital download. March 2018, was the release of the full CD, entitled, ‘Born Again,’ also available for digital download in major stores.

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