Rhythm Republik

Rhythm Republik

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Progressive BLACKMUZIK 4 the SOUL, "Bringing the message from the grassroot to the powers that be" for over a decade! Decidely Diverse! info@funkshunalentertainment.com kajamu@funkshunalentertainment.com

Biography

RHYTHM REPUBLIK
‘Progressive BLACKMUZIK’ 4 the SOUL
Rhythm Republik is an institution. A New York City self-contained original music entity. The ‘MUZIK’ is FUNK based yet decidedly diverse. The lyrics are deep and hit you with an energy that cannot be explained, only experienced. “They bring a message from the grass root to the powers that be,” says Jane Perk their longtime advisor. This ensemble has remained a source for commentary on social and political ideas for culture-at-large for over a decade!

Introspection, reflection and resurrection swirl positively from their creative space. Guitars cut like knives and paint the sky! Keyboards drip with melody, harmony and finga-lickin’ hot sauce! Drums and Bass hold steady together like a heartbeat, giving hip-shaking fits for all!
Vocals ring like a choir of street corner shouters sanctified, political and randy! Occasional brass cover the senses with a beautiful sheen and punctuate the overall sound of this ensemble!!!

Rhythm Republik has been an opening act for the following: Teena Marie, Fertile Ground, Steel Pulse, Julie Dexter, The Funky Meters, Leo Nocentelli, Zapp & Roger Troutman (late), Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, the Last Poets and The Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan) The band has participated in various food and clothing drives for the homeless. They’ve also supported freedom efforts against global genocide in the African Sudan and raised $10,000 with many different bands for death row activist/Black Panther/journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal toward his legal defense.

For a decade, through www.funkshunalentertainment.com , MABILI Kregg Ajamu(Band leader) has produced/promoted over 300 shows for local, regional and national acts at S.O.B.’s, B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill, the Blue Note, Mercury Lounge, CBGB’s, BAM Café (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Wetlands-Preserve(ceased operation, September, 2001).

Now and forever, they remain dedicated, seasoned, and on a mission.

For Booking and media inquiries please contact:
Jane Perk at info@funkshunalentertainment.com &
DeVon Williams at progressiveblack@funkshunalentertainment.com

Discography

CD Re-released May 2005
"Soul Congregation Rising" on their own label Griot musicworks distributed by Unity Music entertainment NYC.

New CD "Compassion & Contempt" scheduled for release Fall, 2005/Winter 2006

info@funkshunalentertainment.com
kajamu@funkshunalentertainment.com

Set List

Our show is about an hour long with very few cover songs(one per set). We are capable and able to perform our originals from two to three hours if need ever arises(we've a catalog of over 35 original compositions). Our 'basic' show is somewhere between 8 & 10 songs in length.