Batanidzo Jacob Mafuleni & Gary Gritness
- 2Mweya We Chikoni08:31
- 6Nyama Lekougotcha07:39
Info for Batanidzo
The mbira maestro from Zimbabwe Jacob Mafuleni and his wife Martha Thom on vocals and percussion team up with French electro-funk prodigee Gary Gritness for a fresh and surprising take on traditional Shona music. Gary Gritness' subtle electronic arrangements take already hypnotic compositions to a higher dance-floor friendly trance without altering the fragile nature of mbira music . This natural and respectful collaboration already resulted in two already classic ‘afro techno’ tracks ATUKA MONDHORO 808 and CHIKONI 808, released on the NYAMI NYAMI records. The present album BATANIDZO (Green Hornet) was recorded live in 2 days at the Red Bull studio in Paris in September 2016 when the band was invited by the Red Bull Music Academy team to participate to their second live music festival.
Jacob Mafuleni, Mbira, vocals
Gary Gritness, synthesizer, beats, programming
is a well-respected artist who has showcased his talents and gained notoriety for his performances as musician, singer, dancer, instrument maker, song arranger & teacher since 1992. Winning an award for best instrumentalist in Zimbabwe, Jacob has performed & toured worldwide with many renowned bands & dance troupes. Jacob sings, dances, plays mbira, njari, marimba, guitar, & drums.
Gary Gritness Hailing from the post-industrial city of Nancy, France, is bad boy and multi-instrumentalist funkateer Gary Gritness aka Slikk Tim.
Killer electro funk blending nowadays influences from the streets of Detroit, Oakland and Atlanta around his trademark soulful sound.
Using an oldschool setup, Gary's music is dirty, warm & funky as hell, and is best enjoyed in his powerful live shows featuring masterful vocoder action and hard-core keyboards aggression.
As a session musician Slikk Tim has worked for many household names including Orlando Voorn, Dam-Funk, Los Hermanos & many others.
This album contains no booklet.