PAPAGROOVE, Afro-funk 9 piece band
Branding its music as Afro-Funk, this collective combines the groove of Funk with the intensity of Rock, the passion of Soul with the verve of Jazz, staying deeply rooted in a strong Afrobeat. Their sound is driven by a strong message of social justice inspiring one to reflect. PAPAGROOVE was established in 2006. The passion and charisma of the singer's stage presence frontlines an impressive four piece brass section, backed by an explosive rhythm section. The exceptional musical chemistry and improvisational talent shared by the band members creates unique moments at each and every show. The band's debut album, “We're Not Blind” (Anubis/Outside Music), was officially released in 2008 during the International Montreal Jazz Festival. This first opus counts among its collaborators David Sturton, sound engineer for Bran Van 3000 and Jean Leloup, as well as David Ngohdefikko from Cameroon, mem- ber of Fela Kuti's legendary band, Egypt 80.