Afrobeat with urban funk
“Fresh, fully live and very danceable, hitting at the heart of crossover world music. Great arrangements and great musicianship.” Luke Piper, Glastonbury Glade Stage programmer 2015
Matuki are a 12 piece band who play west African music fused with urban funk. Their first live gigs were at Glastonbury Festival ’15, where they immediately won audiences over with sizzling horns, tuff bass-lines, interlocking guitars & soaring vocals. Led by master drummer and lead vocalist, Abraham Ebou, they play Festivals and anywhere big enough to hold 11 blisteringly good musicians. They’re based in Bristol, a city renowned for it’s multi cultural dance music.
Their debut album, Injo, fuses Afrobeat with full on urban funk. It has jazz & psychedelic influences too, resulting in mesmerising tunes with heavyweight horn lines. Having gained an enviable reputation as a live band, Matuki are now touring to promote their album.
Recommendations are to drink lots of fluids and wear loose clothing.
“Matuki were the highlight of the whole weekend for us.” Will Angeloro – Head Sound Engineer, Avalon Cafe Stage, Glastonbury Festival 2015
“They were fantastic, the perfect headline band for our stage” Maria del Mar Hollis Oyaga, Koo Kou Stage coordinator , Shambala Festival 2015