FaluPhalu

FaluPhalu

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandJazzHip Hop

I've become a bit of a historian of jazz and World-music, of acoustic sounds, merging jazz influenced, pop music with Pan African rhythms and soulful singing sometimes fused with rap.

Biography

For more than eleven years now,Falu.Phalu has been an integral, innovative and uncompromising part of ministering through music. With Christian rapper Chosen Okonrende, the first years of Falu.Phalu’s recording was spent in studio making various mix tapes and projects
Former member of a young Christian group known as O3 (Chosen Okonrende, Miss Ree, Falu.Phalu) and a pioneer of Acoustic rap, Falu.Phalu reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal and spiritual interpretations of classic performers of the past and present. For example, some of his influences are Jim Reeves, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Needham, Mali Music, Sam Cooke, Jason Mraz and Esperanza Spalding. While exploring and expressing himself through music, Falu.Phalu acknowledges his own key role striving to carry on these powerful legacies by creating a distinct style to hopefully touch lives.
"As a young musician I wonder, where my music comes from?" says Falu.Phalu. "I've become a bit of a historian of jazz and World-music genre, listening to music from across the globe (Not even understanding some of the lyrics because it’s a different language) with the gift God has placed in me and the view I have of him as a pioneer of all things and creator I strive to be like him in such ways by reforming the known and bringing familiar things together to make the music that I would like to see happen.”
He started his musical education learning to play the drums at a young age of seven and picking up other instruments at later teenage years, Instruments such as Piano, guitar, Upright bass, Djembe and other percussions, the Nigerian native’s formative years found him firmly rooted in many different musical traditions, making him very fond of jazz, soul, blues, Latin Putumayo, and classical music. Right now touring, ministering and performing as an artist with very unconventional musical deliverance, Falu.Phalu is out to keep bringing the unusual that we all enjoy.
“Rejuvenation” his first album was released in Dallas at a RCCG convention in 2008. The music is a true window into the heart and roots of men and women with a past letting them know that your future is what matters and how God can redefine a life no matter what the past was. His approach to the songs and the genre perfectly reflect his belief, letting the world know what he stands for. On February 28, 2010 “The Rejuvenation Acoustic” a sophomore album was released in concert and was a starting point of the break away in his music showing that he was more than just rap and “Hip-Hop” beats. This multi-faceted 12 track album listed some of the songs from his debut album in a whole new light with him singing most songs and live acoustic music behind his vocals

Discography

Rejuvenation (Acoustic)