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Áfrojazziacs Launch Campaign For Their Debut: Afro-Cuban Folk, Modern Jazz & Urban-Based Genres
Áfrojazziacs Launch Campaign For Their Debut: Afro-Cuban Folk, Modern Jazz & Urban-Based Genres

By JR on 5:06 PM

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"A collaboration of traditional Afro-Cuban folk music, modern jazz and urban-based genres with influences stretching across the globe!

Afrojazziacs cocktail. Afro-Latin mixed with punk funk and a modern jazz twist.

It's finally time. Afrojazziacs debut album.


This band was formed about three and half years ago with the purpose of playing music that reflected each of our musical backgrounds. It started with Latin styles as the launching point but it soon turned into more. We created an open environment where this group of talented young musicians could express musical ideas that didn't conform to particular musical standards. No idea was off limits. In the process, we followed a popular movement in jazz and Latin jazz that infused American urban styles like funk, soul and hip-hop with modern jazz concepts of harmony, melody and rhythm. In essence, we strove to continue the ideas of classic fusion groups like Irakere and Weather Report and contemporary groups such as the Robert Glasper Experiment and Snarky Puppy.


The Afrojazziacs have reached the threshold of becoming part of this larger movement. Now, you have the opportunity to work with us on this new innovative project. The music has been refined into a finished product is ready to be shared with the world. Join the Afrojazziacs community as we give back the love and support we've felt from San Diego music enthusiasts through this album.

The Afrojazziacs have already raised funds for and completed a large portion of the project within the past year. Our album includes an all-star list of guest artists including Rob Thorsen (legendary San Diego jazz bassist), Dan Reagan (Grammy-award winning trombonist performing with Spanish Harlem Orchestra currently touring with Marc Anthony), Adrián Terrazas-González (Grammy-award winning saxophonist with the Mars Volta) and Mark Lamson (internationally recognized authority of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music) among others."

Enjoy the music and support the campaign for Áfrojazziacs' debut album by visiting their Kickstarter above.

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