Amandla Poets

Amandla Poets

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World - World Beat | Oakland, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 21   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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AMANDLA POETS, A FUNK JIVE & REGGAE BAND, is a rhythm section of guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion and horns, two lead vocalist/ dancers whose music will stop you dead in your tracks with their infectious South African township jive and Jamaican reggae influenced grooves and stroke your heart and soul with their sweet vocal harmonies and energetic dance combinations. When appropriate, a six piece acoustic ensemble reaches deep into South Africa's township jive, jazz and quella roots. With two recordings "Makube Njalo" and "Khawuleza", the new sound of South Africa has taken root in the Americas.

Articulating a need for change without appearing too preachy, is an art form attempted by many but perfected by few.

®“To hear them play is not only to be entertained, but educated and encouraged to spread a philosophy of unity among all people. They won over the crowd body and soul.” Patrick Taylor, Laney Tower.

®“The combination of Elouise's lovely soprano voice, p