We are proud to announce that we are finalizing details for our Winter tour 2015, finishing up a busy 6 months since we released Life No Get Dublicate in 2014. Highlights of the past year included playing Plaza Catalunya for La Mercé Festival 2014, and releasing an animated short film set to our music.
Now we are heading back to Madrid, Granada, and new destinations in Ceuta and Galicia!
We have released a brand new animated short film, set to our music! Here is the description:
“Barcelona-based groove ambassadors Alma Afrobeat Ensemble have teamed up with animator Isaac Sagastume (Cage the Elephant, Mike B, AM and Shawn Lee)on “Majority Whip”, a standout track and live favorite off of their latest album, Life No Get Dublicate. The song is inspired by the fact that Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat is a profoundly socially conscious music, and features a distinct and potent vocal performance by singer/rapper/dancer Baba Gaye over an infectious, frenzied groove. The video is more of a short film than a traditional music video, and it is a cautionary tale, of an activist leader hoisted by the masses into a dispute with the Powers That Be (mostly a bunch of creepy old men in suits) animated in a Schoolhouse Rock-style aesthetic. It engages the rumors of rapid and potentially radical change that are so present in their hometown from a skeptical distance, and includes a healthy dose of pessimism about money’s corrosive relationship with democracy and politics.”
We are going back to the Canary Islands! Last time we were there was for WOMAD, las Palmas. This time we are very excited to be special guests for the Umami Art/Cuisine Festival in the Paper Club, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Saturday October 4th, at 10 pm!!!!