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BANDS & MUSICIANS

AFROBEAT & OTHER AFRICAN GENRES

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Afrobeat is a very upbeat, danceable combination of Yoruba music, Jazz, Highliife, Funk rhythms, African percussion and vocal styles that Nigerian Fela Kuti formed in the early 1960s.

Other African Genres include:

Apala

Benga

Bikutsi

Cape Jazz

Chimurenga

Fuji

Highlife

Hiplife

Isicathamiya

Jit

Jùjú

Kizomba

Kuduro

Kwaito

Kwela

Makossa

Maringa

Marrabenta

Mbalax

Mbaqanga

Mbube

Morna

Museve

Raï

Sega

Soukous

Taarab

Aaron Johnson

trombone

Bands: Antibalas

Abdelhak Kchimi

vocal

Bands: Sewarye

Abdelkader Tab

vocal, calabasse, darbucka, cacabas

Bands: Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa

Abdoul Wahib Berthé

bass, Kamale ngoni, vocal

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Abdul Beal

guitar

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Abdul Rahim Kamara

vocal, percussion

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Abou Sylla

sticks, balafon

Bands: The Daktaris

Aboubacar Kouyaté

YouTube

djembé, vocal, gongoma, kirin, doundoun, sangba

Bands: Sewarye

Abp Ikwunga

MySpace Home Page CD Baby

vocal

Bands: Mr. Something Something

Adam Clark

drums

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Adam Zampino

MySpace

keys, vocal

Bands: Mamadou

Adama M'boup

MySpace

calabasse, djembe, vocal

Bands: Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa

Adeboye Adegbenro

tenor sax, alto sax, vocal, timbales

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Adedimeji Fagbemi

baritone sax

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Adrian Bako

tenor sax

Bands: The Daktaris

Affra Bell

vocal, percussion

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Afrissippi

Eric Deaton - vocal, guitar

Guelel Kumba - vocal, guitar

Justin Showah - bass

Kinney Kimbrough - drums

Afrobeat Academy

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff - sax

Ekow Alabi Savage - drums

Sebastian Borkowski - sax

Jeff Chappah - bass

Giuseppi Coppola - drums

Akinola Famson - percussion, vocal

Mandjao Fati - guitar

Matthew Hutchinson - keys

Stu Krause - trumpet

Peer Neumann - keys

Frank Schellenberger - keys

Phillip Sindy - trumpet

Daryl Taylor - bass

Reiner Witzel - sax

JJ Whitefield - guitar

Afrobeat Down

MySpace Home Page YouTube All Music

Brian Akio Martinez - trombone, bass

Charmian Callon - flute

Craig Teigen - drums, block, shekere

Dave Arrollado - baritone sax, flute

David Semien - guitar, bass

Greg Malone - bass

John 'Fingaz' Caldwell - keys, vocal

Juju Namjai - vocal, shekere

Matthew Sargis - guitar, bass, vocal

Mike Battaglia - trumpet

Rami Raheb - doumbek, percussion

Simon Thomsen - congas, percussion

Tom Burbank - block, percussion

Afrodizz

David Carbonneau - trumpet

François Glidden - baritone sax

François Plante - bass

François Vincent - percussion

Frèdé Simard - tenor sax

Gabriel Aldama - guitar

Jean-Philippe Goncalves - drums

Vance Payne - vocal

Ajayi Raimi Adebiyi

drums

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Akhnek Kenneth Green

keys, organ

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Akinola Famson

YouTube Discogs

percussion, vocal

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Kabu Kabu

Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Home Page YouTube CD Baby

Duke Mseleku - tenor sax

Felix Chen- bass

Gabriel Hays - keys

Jared Terkel - baritone sax

Jay Gogan - guitar

Kaleta (Leon Ligan-Majek) - percussion, vocal, guitar

Kelly Pratt - trumpet

Kemba Russell - vocal, stick

Mayteana Morales - vocal, shekere

Nikhil Yerawadekar - guitar

Ryan Blotnick - guitar

Seth Paris - baritone sax

Will Jones - baritone sax

Yoshi Takemasa - congas

Yoshio Tony Kobayashi - drums

Akunda Brian Hollis

conga

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Alade Oluwagbemiga

guitar

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Alaji Boniface Luremi

guitar

Bands: The Daktaris

Alaji Mlificient Agbede

trumpet

Bands: The Daktaris

ALBINO!

Bob Crawford - keys

Cal Reichenbach - guitar

Chris Brown - trumpet

Jacob Groopman - guitar

Jon Arkin - drums

Kim Agnew - vocal, percussion

Matt Smith - percussion

Aaron Bort - bass

Michael Pinkham - drums

Mike Bello - vocal, baritone sax

Nathan Endsley - tenor sax, flute, didgeridoo (ex-member)

Trevino Leon - percussion (ex-member)

Amber Hines - vocal (ex-member)

Friday Jumbo - percussion, drums (ex-member)

Geoffrey Omadhebo - vocal, percussion (ex-member)

Charlie Wilson - trombone (ex-member)

Kevin Blair - bass (ex-member)

Alex Asher

MySpace

trombone

Bands: Solo, The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Alfred Kari Bannerman

MySpace

Ghana's most illustrious guitarist.

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Femi Kuti, Boombaya, Hugh Masekela, Peter Green, Alexander O'Neal, Odyssey, Ronnie Laws, Jason Yarde, Sister Sledge, Gasper Lawal's African Oro Band, E.T Mensah, Native Spirit, S.E. Rogie, Pat Thomas, Kwadwo Antwi, Carol Grimes, Claude Deppa's A.M.E, Rex Omar, Nana Tsiboe, Ed Bentley, Alex Wilson, Dave Chambers

Alhaji Jeffrey Kamara"Black Nature"

vocal

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Ali Farka Touré

One of Africa's most internationally known musicians, he was ranked #76 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 best guitarists.

vocal, ngoni, violin, guitar, percussion, drums, accordion

Bands: Solo

Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble

YouTube All Music Amazon

Tony Allen - drums

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble

MySpace YouTube All Music

Aaron Feder - piano, bandleader

Amayo

vocal, percussion, keys

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra, Antibalas, JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective

Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

MySpace Jambase Home Page CD Baby

A combination of traditional Chinese Lion rhythms and Nigerian Afrobeat from Brooklyn, NY.

Amayo - vocal, percussion, keys

Patrice - bass

Taylor - drums

Ben Rogerson - guitar

Giancarlo Luiggi - chekere

Cochemea Gastelum - tenor sax, baritone sax

Maria Christina Eisen - tenor sax

Kunli Ade - congas, djembe

Leyla McCalla - cello

Jo Jo Quo - drums

Daji Koka - alto sax

Sid - guitar

Dende - congas

Amber Hines

vocal

Bands: ALBINO!

Ando Kalrissian

MySpace

guitar

Bands: Kokolo, The Mighty Sparrow, Luciano, Christina Aguilera, Sharro, Jabalon

Andre Webb

trombone

Bands: Sila, Sila & the Afrofunk Experience

Andrew Greene

trumpet

Bands: Budos Band

Angela Alhucema

percussion

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Angelique Kidjo

MySpace

vocal

Bands: Ziggy Marley, Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Branford Marsalis, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Solo

Angelo Garcia

tenor sax

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Anna Mwalagho

Home Page

vocal

Bands: Chopteeth

Antibalas

Amayo - vocal, percussion

Victor Axelrod - electric piano, organ, Clavinet

Eric Biondo - trumpet

Stuart Bogie - tenor sax

Marcus Farrar - shekere

Marcos Garcia - guitar

Aaron Johnson - trombone

Jordan McLean - trumpet

Nick Movshon - bass

Luke O'Malley - guitar

Martin Perna - baritone sax

Chris Vatalaro - drums

Aphrodesia

Chris Mulhauser - guitar

David Satori - guitar

Ezra Gale - bass

Henry Hung - trumpet

Jason Slota - drums

Lara Maykovich - vocal, percussion, mbira

Liz Larsen - trombone, vocal

Marcus Stephens - baritone sax

Maya Dorn - vocal, percussion

Mike Abraham - guitar

Mike Spooner - percussion

Pat Byers - baritone sax, tenor sax

Paul Sonnabend - percussion

Sylvain Carton - tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax

Todd Grady - trumpet

Areski Driès

vocal

Bands: Sewarye

Ashade Pearce

lead guitar, vocal

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Asiko

MySpace Home Page YouTube

Foly Kolade - percussion, vocal

Joel Feinberg

Assane Mboup

vocal

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Atomy Sifa

Facebook YouTube

vocal

Bands: Solo

Atta Addo

percussion

Bands: Chopteeth, Hugh Masakela, Angelique Kidjo, Toots & The Maytals, Orlando Julius Ekemode, Alhadji K. Frimpong, Soulfege

Ayetoro

MySpace Home Page YouTube All Music

Eli - trombone

Funsho Ogundipe - piano

King Isa Amodu Falna - bass

Kofi Karikari - tenor sax

Long John - trumpet

Muyiwa Kunnuji - trumpet

Sarah Watson - trombone

Shabaka Hutchings - clarinet, tenor sax

Siisi Frank - drums

Sunday - percussion

Azouhouni Adou

Home Page

keys

Bands: The Daktaris

Baaba Maal

acoustic guitar, vocal

Bands: Asly Fouta, Lasli Fouta, Daande Lenol, Solo

Baba Ken & the Afro-Groove Connexion

MySpace Home Page

Ken Okulolo - bass, vocal

Baba Olajagun

Home Page

vocal, talking drum

Bands: Solo

Babatunde Garaya

keys, vocal

Bands: Zulu Spear

Balla Sidibe

vocal, timbales, drums

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band

MySpace Home Page YouTube

Baoku Moses - percussion, vocal

Cesar Vanegas - percussion

Matthew Shelton - mbira, percussion, guitar, vocal

Ryan Moore - drums

Walter Azagba - trumpet

Baoku Moses

MySpace Home Page YouTube

percussion, vocal

Bands: solo, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band

Barthélemy Attisso

guitar

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff

MySpace

sax

Bands: Afrobeat Academy

Ben Davis

bass

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society), Cracker Supreme and the Saltines

Ben Rogerson

guitar

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

Benjamin Folarin

bass, guitar

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Bennett Miller

bass

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Bennie Murray

drums

Bands: Sila, Sila & the Afrofunk Experience

Benon Lipowski

guitar

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Bettyjeane Wischmeier

tenor sax

Bands: Mifune

Bob Crawford

keys

Bands: ALBINO!

Bola

vocal

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Boubacar Gaye

MySpace Home Page

djembe, vocal

Bands: Yayu Africa

Boubacar Sidibé

guitar, vocal, harmonica

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Boye 'Papa Gee' Akerele

MySpace Home Page

vocal, alto sax, djembe

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

MySpace Home Page

Benjamin Folarin - bass, guitar

Boye 'Papa Gee' Akerele - vocal, alto sax, djembe

Hans Hannemann - piano

Jamie Morrison - trombone

Kelan Walsh - alto sax, baritone sax

M. Frailan - bongos, congas

Michael Akano - drums

Niyi Allen-Taylor - electric piano

Patrice Brun - tenor sax

Saleh Rifaie - shekere

Shegun 'Drum Machine' Akano - drums

Brett Leghorn

trombone, vocal

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Brian Akio Martinez

trombone, bass

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Brian Kleve

trumpet

Bands: Mifune

Brian Profilio

drums

Bands: Budos Band

Brian Simms

keys, vocal, , accordion, composer, arranger

Bands: Chopteeth, Junkyard Saints, Disappear Fear

Bruce Jazrawi

alto sax, flute

Bands: Zubopgambia

Caiphus Semenya

vocal, arranger, composer

Bands: Lou Rawls, Nina Simone, Cannonball Adderley, Quincy Jones, Letta Mbulu, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Molo Fish, Vicious Circle, Jonas Gwangwa, Hotep Galeta, Harry Belafonte, Herb Alpert, The Crusaders, Gaba Mootho, Solo

Cal Reichenbach

Home Page

guitar

Bands: ALBINO!

Carole Lalao

vocal

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Casey Howard

MySpace

tenor sax

Bands: Kokolo, Moonspank, (Home Page)

Cesar Vanegas

MySpace

percussion

Bands: Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band, Liberation, Tommy Lepson & The Lazyboys, Nils Lofgren, The Nighthawks, Tom Principato, Paul Reed Smith, Mary Ann Redmond, Catfish Hodge, The January All Stars

Charlie Ndiaye

bass

Bands: Solo, Orchestra Baobab

Charlie Wilson

Facebook

trombone, gongs

Bands: ALBINO!, Great Beast, Gamelan X, Luce, Brasshopper

Charmian Callon

Home Page

flute

Bands: Afrobeat Down, Black Shakespeare and The King Rockers, Born As Ghosts (formerly Fredalba)

Cheryl Terwilliger

trumpet

Bands: Chopteeth, Zeala

Chicago Afrobeat Project

David Glines - guitar

Garrick Smith- baritone sax

Kevin Ford - keys

Angelo Garcia - tenor sax

Danjuma Gaskin - percussion

Graham Czach - bass

Geoff Shell - bass

Mark Thomson - trombone

Sekou Conde - djembe

T.J. Okulnola - talking drum

Justin Boyd - drums

Ricardo Gonzalez - drums

Antar Jackson - vocal

Marshall Greenhouse - drums (ex-member)

George Jones - percussion (ex-member)

Chief Udoh Essiet

MySpace Home Page

vocal, djembe

Bands: Solo

Chopteeth

Michael Shereikis - vocal, guitar

Brian Simms - keys

Craig Considine - trombone

Mark Gilbert - saxes

Justine Miller - trumpet, vocal

Trevor Specht - saxes, vocal

Cheryl Terwilliger - trumpet

Atta Addo - percussion

Jason Walker - percussion

David McDavitt - drums

Victor Crisen - guitar

Robert Fox - bass

Jon Hoffschneider - keys

Anna Mwalagho - vocal

Mark Corrales - percussion (ex-member)

David Font-Navarrete - percussion (ex-member)

Chris "Crispy" Fachini

tenor guitar

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Chris Brown

trumpet

Bands: ALBINO!

Chris Cuzme

MySpace Home Page

tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, bass

Bands: JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective

Chris Morrow

MySpace

trombone

Bands: Kokolo

Chris Mulhauser

guitar

Bands: Aphrodesia

Chris Vatalaro

drums

Bands: Antibalas

Christine Fader

vocal, keys, flute

Bands: Mifune

Christoph Griese

Facebook

barritone sax

Bands: Kabu Kabu

Clement Apaokagi

bass

Bands: The Daktaris

Cole Kamen-Green

trumpet

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society), Cracker Supreme and the Saltines, Jacob Zimmerman

Corbett Hein

bass, vox, cello

Bands: Mifune

Corine Gireau

MySpace

vocal

Bands: Solo, Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Craig Considine

MySpace Home Page

trombone

Bands: Chopteeth, All Mighty Senators, Rumba Club

Craig Teigen

drums, block, shekere

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Cutty

vocal, keys, samplers, percussion

Bands: Mifune

Daji Koka

alto sax

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

Dame Rodriguez

cowbell, clave, tambourine

Bands: The Budos Band

Dan Bennet

baritone sax, percussion

Bands: NOMO

Dan Piccolo

drums, glockenspiel

Bands: NOMO

Daniel Allen

MySpace

trumpet, keys, percusison, producer

Bands: Kabu Kabu, PATRICE and the Shashamani Band, Brothers Keepers, Ono, Laura Lopez, El Congo, Jimi Tenor

Daniel Foder

bass

Bands: The Budos Band

Danjuma Gaskin

Facebook

percussion

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Darren Lipper

MySpace Facebook Home Page

bass

Bands: Kokolo

Dave Ahl

MySpace Facebook Home Page

keys

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Dave Arrollado

baritone sax, flute

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Dave Guy

Home Page

trumpet

Bands: Solo, The Budos Band

David Aaron

tenor sax, vocal

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

David Bailis

MySpace

guitar

Bands: BQEZ, The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

David Boyce

CD Universe

sax, bass clarinet

Bands: Afrofunk Experience

David Font-Navarrete

percussion

Bands: Chopteeth, Fertile Ground, WES Group, Havana Select

David Carbonneau

trumpet

Bands: Afrodizz, Ghetto French

David Glines

guitar

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

David James

guitar

Bands: Afrofunk Experience

David Laisné

keys

Bands: Sewarye

David McDavitt

Facebook

drums

Bands: Chopteeth, Elikeh, Baalim, A Different Drummer, Big Village, Jimi Hope, Cheick Hamala Diabate

David Obanyedo

guitar

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

David Pransky

bass

Bands: Toubab Krewe

David Satori

MySpace

guitar

Bands: Aphrodesia

David Semien

Home Page

guitar, bass

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Declo (Bula Mushy)

bass

Bands: ZongZing All Stars, Las Vegas, Minzoto Wella-Wella, Sim-Sim, Bisengo, Choc-Stars

Dele Olayinka

percussion

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Dele Sosimi

keys, bandleader, arranger

Musical director of Femi Kuti & Positive Force.

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Egypt 80, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Tony Allen

Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

MySpace Home Page

Affra Bell - vocal, percussion

Alfred Kari Bannerman - guitar

Angela Alhucema - percussion

Byron Wallen - trumpet

Dele Sosimi - keys

Eki Gbinigie - vocal

Emmanuel Gyebi - bass

Eric Rohner - tenor sax

Femi Elias Bass - guitar

Justin Thurgur - trombone

Kunle Olasoju - guitar

Kunle Olofinjana - drums

Maro Doucoure - vocal

Maurizio Ravalico - percussion

Nathaniel Facey - alto sax

Patrick Zambonin - bass

Phil Dawson - guitar

Thomas Allan - trumpet

Tony Kofi - baritone sax

Denis Rackla

MySpace YouTube

vocal, guitar

Bands: Solo

Drew Heller

guitar

Bands: Toubab Krewe

Duke Mseleku

tenor sax, baritone sax

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Duncan Noble

bass

Bands: Zubopgambia

Ebo Taylor

Home Page YouTube LastFM Discogs

guitar, vocal, composer, arranger, producer

Bands: Bonze Konkoma, Solo

Efuah Grace

vocal

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Eki Gbinigie

vocal

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Ekow Alabi Savage

drums

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Kabu Kabu, Roots Anabo, Mariamu Morris, Djaton Toure, Charles, Dr Bizzy, Pat Thomas, Kojo Antwi, Eeka Mouse, Reality Brothers, Vitamin X, Jimi Tenor

Eladio Gonzalez

Home Page

congas

Bands: Kokolo

Eli

trombone

Bands: Ayetoro

Elliott Bergman

sax, novation bass station, electric mbira, electric sawblade gamelan

Bands: NOMO

Emmanuel Gyebi

bass

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Emmanuel Kunnuji

trumpet

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Eric Biondo

trumpet, vocal

Bands: Antibalas, Beyondo

Eric Lane

keys

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Eric Rohner

MySpace

tenor sax

Bands: Solo, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Erik Hall

guitar, nu-tones, shaker

Bands: NOMO

Essence Kasozi

MySpace Home Page YouTube CD Baby

vocal

Bands: Solo

Ezra Gale

bass

Bands: Aphrodesia

Faruq Z. Bey

Wikipedia All Music

alto sax

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra, Griot Galaxy, The Conspiracy Winds Ensemble, Speaking in Tongues, Hakim Jami's Street Band, The Northwoods Improvisers

Fela Kuti

Father of Afrobeat music in Nigeria in the early 1960s, extremely outspoken sociopolitical lyricist and activist, producer and club owner, he died of AIDS in 1997.

vocal, sax, keys, drums, trumpet, guitar

Bands: Koola Lobitos, Nigeria 70, Egypt 80

Felix Chen

bass

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Zozo Afrobeat

Femi "Dokita" Doolittle

baritone sax

Bands: The Daktaris

Femi Elias

MySpace

guitar

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Femi Kuti (Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti)

Fela Kuti's eldest son is a superstar, dynamic performer and political activist in his own right.

vocal, sax, keys, trumpet

Bands: Femi Kuti & Positive Force

Femi Kuti & Positive Force

MySpace Home Page

Femi Kuti - vocal, sax, keys

Fiston Lusambo

congas, guitar

Bands: ZongZing All Stars, Grand Kalle & African Jazz

Foly

MySpace

Foly Kolade - percussion, vocal

Steve White

Matt Silverstein

Joel Feinberg

Foly Kolade

percussion, vocal

Bands: Asiko, Foly

Francis John Langba

guitar, kongroma, vocal

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Franck Biyong

YouTube

drums, percussion

Bands: Franck Biyong and Massak

Franck Biyong and Massak

MySpace Home Page

Franck Biyong - drums, percussion

François Glidden

baritone sax

Bands: Afrodizz

François Plante

bass

Bands: Afrodizz

François Vincent

percussion

Bands: Afrodizz

Frank Leymeregie

percussion

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Frankie Ntoh Song

keys, vocal

Bands: Ghetto Blaster

Frèdé Simard

tenor sax

Bands: Afrodizz

Frederic Girad

drums

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Friday Jumbo

percussion, drums

Bands: Fulanis Afrobeat Ensemble, ALBINO!

Fulanis Afrobeat Ensemble

Home Page Jambase sfstation

Friday Jumbo - percussion, drums

Geoffrey Omadhebo - vocal, percussion

Funsho Ogundipe

W\ikipedia

piano

Bands: Ayetoro

G. G. Vikey

tenor guitar

Bands: The Daktaris

Gabriel Aldama

guitar

Bands: Afrodizz

Gabriel Hays

keys

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Garrick Smith

baritone saxophone

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project, The Super American Happy Fun Good Time Band

Gbenro "Mr Icee" Fakeye

clarinet, melodica, bell

Bands: The Daktaris

Geassay Dowu Bull

guitar, percussion

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Geoffrey Omadhebo

vocal, percussion

Bands: Fulanis Afrobeat Ensemble, ALBINO!

George Jones

percussion

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Ghetto Blaster

MySpace Home Page

Frankie Ntoh Song - keys, vocal

Kiala Nzavotunga - vocal, guitar, likembe

Myriam Betty - vocal, shekere

Giancarlo Luiggi

shekere

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

Gianni

vocal

Bands: ZongZing All Stars, La Vasano, Historia Musica, Les Fleurons de Matonge, Litonge Bouge, Veritable Emporio, Tambour le Vallois, Big Star, La Musica Number One, Eden Musica de Lingwala, Rumba Ray

Gideon Bendile

vocal, bass

Bands: Zulu Spear

Giuseppi Coppola

drums

Bands: Afrobeat Academy

Gloria Osaghae

vocal, shekere, claves

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Graham Czach

MySpace

bass

Bands: Solo, Chicago Afrobeat Project The Skalawags, Native Fiction, The Matt Nelson Trio, JuGGernaut Trio, Plutonic Rephrygerator, Andrew Ripp, Matt Nelson Trio, Aaron Koppel Quartet, Mike Keeney Trio, Shawn Maxwell Quartet, Dick Sarlo's Big Band, Let Me Introduce You To The End, Second Hand Smoke, Bishop

Grand Kalle (Joseph Kabasele Tshamala)

Wikipedia All Music

Father of modern Congolese music.

vocal, bandleader

Bands: Grand Kalle & African Jazz

Grand Kalle & African Jazz

Wikipedia

Fiston Lusambo - congas, guitar

Grand Kalle Joseph Kabasele Tshamala) - vocal

Manu Dibangu - alto sax

Greg Malone

bass

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Guelel Kumba

vocal, guitar

Bands: Afrissippi

Habib Koité

Wikipedia All Music

vocal, acoustic guitar

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Habib Koité & Bamada

MySpace Home Page

Habib Koite - vocal, guitar

Kélétigui Diabaté - balafon, violin

Souleyman Ann - drums, calabash, vocal

Abdoul Wahib Berthé - bass, Kamale ngoni, vocal

Mahamadou Koné - talking drum, doum doum, caragnan

Boubacar Sidibé - guitar, vocal, harmonica

Hans Hannemann

MySpace

Piano, vocal, guitar

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation, Hans Hannemann & The Lone Riders

Hassan Boussou

vocal

Bands: Sewarye, N JAWAZZ

Idowu Perkins

shaker

Bands: The Daktaris

Idrissa Bangura

bass

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Ilial

alto sax

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Ingrid Racine

trumpet

Bands: NOMO Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Issa Cissoko

tenor sax, alto sax

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Iyabo Adeniran

vocal

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

J. J. Whitefield

guitar

Bands: Afrobeat Academy

Jacob Fader

guitar, vocal, synth, samplers

Bands: Mifune

Jacob Groopman

guitar

Bands: ALBINO!, Lost Coast Bluegrass, Nell Robinson & Red Level

James Kost

keys

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat, Steve Kimock Band

Jamie Morrison

trombone

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Jamie Register

MySpace

bass, vocal, guitar

Bands: NOMO, Jamie Register & The Glendales

Jared Tankel

baritone sax

Bands: Budos Band, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Jason Slota

MySpace

drums

Bands: Aphrodesia

Jawad El Garouge

cacabas, guimbri, vocal

Bands: Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa

Jay Gogan

guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Jean-Philippe Goncalves

drums

Bands: Afrodizz, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Jeff Chappah

bass

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Dazaa Dazaa & the Spring Water

Jeremy King

congas, percussion

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Jeremy Kay

bass

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Jeremy Miller

drums, drumsynth

Bands: Mifune

Jeremy Ortal

trombone

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders, Shaolin Temple Defenders

Jerome Leonard

drums, vocal

Bands: Zulu Spear

Joe Hrbeck

alto sax

Bands: The Daktaris

Joel Peterson

bass

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Joey Dosik

alto sax

Bands: NOMO, Symbology

John Carbonella Jr.

congas, drums

Bands: Mifune

John Douglas

trumpet

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

John Famodimu

percussion, vocal

Bands: Kabu Kabu

John "Fingaz" Caldwell

keys, vocal

Bands: Afrobeat Down

John Turner

trumpet

Bands: Kokolo

JoJo Kuo

congas, vocal

Bands: JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective, Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra, The Daktaris

JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective

MySpace Home Page

Amayo - vocal, percussion

JoJo Quo - congas, vocal

Chris Cuzme - tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, bass

Martino Atangana - guitar, vocal

Patrice Blanchard - bass

Tiga Jean-Baptiste - drums, percussion

Jon Arkin

drums

Bands: Mifune

Jon Hoffschneider

keys

Bands: Chopteeth

Jon Petter

tenor sax, clarinet, percussion, vocal

Bands: Zubopgambia

Judith Rahilly

vocal

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Juldeh Camara

MySpace

riti/nyanyeru (1 string violin)

Bands: Zubopgambia, Solo, Ifang Bondi, Daykil Chosan Group, Tata Dinding Jobarteh Group, Afro Manding, Zubop, Batanai Marimba, Boka Halat and Joko

Justin Perkins

kamelengoni, kora

Bands: Toubab Krewe

Justin Showah

bass

Bands: Afrissippi

Justin Thurgur

trombone

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Justin Walter

trumpet, percussion

Bands: NOMO

Justine Miller

trumpet, vocal

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, 2 Funkin' Heavy, The Brenda David Group, Heoka, Malvin Lopez

Kabu Kabu

Akinola Famson - vocal, percussion

Ekow Alabi Savage - drums, vocal

Patrick Frankowski - bass, vocal

Daniel Allen - trumpet

Matti Klein - keys

Micheal Holder - tenor sax

Jimi Tenor - tenor sax

Christoph Griese - barritone sax

John Famodimu - percussion, vocal

Kaleta (Leon Ligan-Majek)

Home Page

percussion, vocal, guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Zozo Afrobeat, Shina Peters Afro-JuJu

Karamba

djembe

Bands: Afrofunk Experience

Kayode Kuti

bass

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Kelan Walsh

alto sax, baritone sax

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation, Bukkake Picnic

Kélétigui Diabaté

balafon, violin

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Kelly Pratt

trumpet

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Kemba Russell

vocal, stick

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Ken House

guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Ken Okulolo

bass, vocal

Bands: King Sunny Ade, West African Highlife Band, Kotoja, Baba Ken & the Afro-Groove Connexion, The Nigerian Brothers, Monomono, Positive Vibrations

Kevin Blair

bass

Bands: ALBINO!, Mifune

Kevin Callaway

drums

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Kevin Ford

keys

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Kevin Raczka

MySpace

drums

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Keziah Jones

MySpace Home Page

vocal, guitar

Bands: Solo

Kiala Nzavotunga

MySpace

guitar, vocal, likembe

Bands: Ghetto Blaster, Negro Success, Africa Jazz of Kabassele, Eyes of Man, Black Children, Action Funk Ensemble, Stormers, Egypt 80, One Love Connection, Jagatara, Vibrastone

Kim Agnew

vocal, percussion

Bands: Mifune

King Isa Amodu Falna

bass

Bands: Ayetoro

King Kester Emeneya (Emeneya Mubiala Jean)

vocal

Bands: Viva la Musica, Victoria Eleison

King Sunny Ade (Sunday Adeniyi)

MySpace YouTube Wikipedia All Music

vocal, guitar

Bands: King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Moses Olaiya's Federal Rhythm Dandies, The Green Spots

Kinney Kimbrough

drums

Bands: Afrissippi

Kitsana Baccam

guitar

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Kofi Karikari

tenor sax

Bands: Ayetoro

Koffi Olomide

vocal, guitar, producer, composer

Bands: Viva la Musica, Africando, Quartier Latin

Kokolo

Ando Kalrissian - guitar

Casey Howard - tenor sax

Chris Morrow- trombone

Darren Lipper - bass

Eladio Gonzalez - congas

John Turner - trumpet

Mike Holowatch - drums

Ray Lugo - vocal, guitar

Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya

YouTube CD Baby

saxes, trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn

Bands: Solo, Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya Afro-Beat Ensemble

Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya Afro-Beat Ensemble

MySpace Home Page

Kola Gbedu Ogunkoya - saxes, trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn

Kola Onasanya

giant konga

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Koleurz

vocal

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Konono No. 1

Mawangu Mingiedi - likembe

Kotoja

Home Page Amazon Answers

Ken Okulolo - bass, vocal

Kunle Justice

keys

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Kunle Olasoju

guitar

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Kunle Olofinjana

drums

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Kunli Ade

congas, djembe

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

Ladi Mbala (Emmanuel Maleso)

guitar

Bands: ZongZing All Stars, Tout Puissant Zembe-Zembe, Tout Choc Banita, Big Stars, Bayike, Kanda Bongo

Lagbaja

MySpace Home Page YouTube

tenor sax

Bands: Solo

Lara Maykovich

vocal, percussion, mbira

Bands: Aphrodesia

Latfi Benjeloun

guitar

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Lemi Barrow

drums

Bands: West African Highlife Band

Leyla McCalla

Cello

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra

Liz Larsen

MySpace

trombone, vocal

Bands: Aphrodesia

Long John

trumpet

Bands: Ayetoro

Luke O'Malley

guitar

Bands: Antibalas

Luke Quaranta

percussion

Bands: Toubab Krewe

M. Frailan

bongos, congas

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Mahamadou Koné

talking drum, doum doum, caragnan

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Mamadou

MySpace Home Page

Adam Zampino - keys, vocal

Mamadou Diop - guitar, sabar drum, vocal

Michelle Cherie - djembe, percussion, vocal

Mitch Cohen - drums

Pavel Jirka - guitar

Mamadou Diabaté

kora

Bands: Solo

Mamadou Diop

MySpace

guitar, sabar drum, vocal

Bands: Mamadou

Mamadou Sarr

calabasse, djembe, vocal

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Mandjao Fati

YouTube Discogs

guitar, bass, vocal

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Adé Bantu, Adewale Ayuba

Marc Mouches

baritone sax

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Marco Novachcoff

Discogs

baritone sax

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Marcos Garcia

guitar

Bands: Antibalas

Marcus Farrar

shekere

Bands: Antibalas

Marcus Stephens

MySpace

baritone sax, clarinet, flute

Bands: Aphrodesia, Great Beast

Mark Corrales

percussion

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Havana Select, Eniya Elenu

Mark Gilbert

saxes

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Dells, Cab Calloway, Don Cherry, Los Flamers, Rootboy Slim, Trouble Funk, Windmill Saxophone Quartet, Locura, Chainsaw Jazz, Vector

Mark Sawasky

conga

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Mark Thomson

trombone

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Maro Doucoure

vocal

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Marshall Greenhouse

drums

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Martin Ogbene

flute

Bands: The Daktaris

Martino Atangana

Home Page

guitar, vocal

Bands: JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective, Paul Simon, Jean-Luc Ponty

Matome Somo

percussion, vocal

Bands: Zulu Spear

Matt Donnelly

percussion

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Matt Smith

percussion

Bands: Mifune

Matthew Hutchinson

MySpace YouTube

keys

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Mopomoso

Matthew Lacques

guitar

Bands: Zulu Spear

Matthew Sargis

guitar, bass, vocal

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Matthew Shelton

MySpace

mbira, percussion, guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band

Mawangu Mingiedi

likembe

Bands: Konono No. 1

Maya Dorn

MySpace Home Page

vocal, percussion, acoustic guitar

Bands: Aphrodesia, solo, David Watts, String Cheese Incident

Mayteana Morales

vocal, shekere

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Medoune Diallo

vocal

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Mehdi Bennadji

drums

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Michael Akano

drums

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Michael Carey

tenor sax

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Michael Pinkham

drums

Bands: Mifune

Michael Shereikis

vocal, guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Micheal Holder

tenor sax

Bands: Kabu Kabu, Matti Klein Trio

Michelle Cherie

djembe, percussion, vocal

Bands: Mamadou

Mifune

Bettyjeane Wischmeier - tenor sax

Brian Kleve - trumpet

Christine Fader - vocal, keys, flute

Corbett Hein - bass, vox, cello

Cutty - vocal, keys, samplers percussion

Jacob Fader - guitar, vocal, synth, samplers

Jeremy Miller - drums, drumsynth

skinnyk - trombone

Mike Abraham

guitar

Bands: Aphrodesia

Mike Battaglia

trumpet

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Mike Bello

vocal, baritone sax

Bands: ALBINO!

Mike Deller

organ

Bands: Mifune

Mike Holowatch

drums

Bands: Kokolo

Mike Pitre

trumpet

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Mike Spooner

percussion

Bands: Aphrodesia

Milli Moonstone

MySpace

vocal, flute, violin,

Bands: ZongZing All Stars

Milly Namukasa

MySpace

vocal

Bands: Solo, Jimmy Katumba & The Ebonies

Mitch Cohen

drums

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Mohamed Bangura

vocal, percussion, kongroma

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Mohammed Kamara

vocal, percussion

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Molara

vocal

Bands: Zubopgambia, Zion Train

Mosi Conde

vocals, kora, balafon, guitar, djembe

Bands: Zubopgambia

Moturayo Anikulapo Kuti

vocal

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Mountaga Koite

congas, drums

Bands: Orchestra Baobab

Mustapha Massaquoi

drums, percussion

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Muyiwa Kunnuji

trumpet

Bands: Ayetoro

Myriam Betty

vocal, shekere

Bands: Ghetto Blaster, Gregsky

Nathan Endsley

tenor sax, flute, didgeridoo

Bands: ALBINO!, Great Beast

Nathaniel Facey

alto sax

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Ndiouga Dieng

vocal, congas

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Neal Pawley

trombone

Bands: The Daktaris

Neil Landau

percussion

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Nick Movshon

bass

Bands: Antibalas

Nick Schillace

guitar

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Nick Videen

alto sax

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Nikhil Yerawadekar

guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Nil Armah Hammond

percussion

Bands: West African Highlife Band

Niyi Allen-Taylor

electric piano

Bands: West African Highlife Band, Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Njega Sohna

djembe, tama, vocal

Bands: Zubopgambia

NOMO

Dan Bennet - baritone sax, percussion

Dan Piccolo - drums, glockenspiel

Elliott Bergman - sax, novation bass station, electric mbira, electric sawblade gamelan

Erik Hall - guitar, nu-tones, shaker

Ingrid Racine - trumpet

Jamie Register - bass, vocal

Jason Murdy - congas

Joey Dosik - alto sax

Justin Walter - trumpet, percussion

Nuru Kane

vocal, guimbri, guitar, ankle bells, bass, percussion

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa

MySpace Home Page

Abdelkader Tab - vocal, calabasse, darbucka, cacabas

Adama M'boup - calabasse, djembe, vocal

Jawad El Garouge - cacabas, guimbri,vocal

Mamadou Sarr - calabasse, djembe, vocal

Nuru Kane - vocal, guimbri, guitar, ankle bells, bass, percussion

Thierry Fournel - vocal, guitar, oud, sanza mbira

Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

MySpace

Adeboye Adegbenro - tenor sax, alto sax, vocal, timbales

Akhnek Kenneth Green - keys, organ

Akunda Brian Hollis - conga

Chris "Crispy" Fachini - tenor guitar

Faruq Z. Bey - alto sax

Joel Peterson - bass

John Douglas - trumpet

Kevin Callaway - drums

Marco Novachcoff - baritone sax

Mark Sawasky - conga

Michael Carey - tenor sax

Nick Schillace - guitar

Opeoluwa Sarah Adegoke - vocal

William Townley - trombone

Olu "Rocksteady" Owudemi

drums

Bands: The Daktaris

Olugbade Okunade

trumpet

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Omawunmi Richard

vocal

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Opeoluwa Sarah Adegoke

vocal

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Orchestra Baobab

MySpace Home Page YouTube

Assane Mboup - vocal

Balla Sidibe - vocal, timbales, drums

Barthélemy Attisso - guitar

Charlie Ndiaye - bass

Issa Cissoko - tenor sax, alto sax

Latfi Benjeloun - guita

Medoune Diallo - vocal

Mountaga Koite - congas, drums

Ndiouga Dieng - vocal, congas

Rudy Gomis - vocal, maracas, clave

Thierno Koite - alto sax

Oumou Sangare

MySpace Home Page

vocal

Bands: Solo

Oyinade Adeniran

tenor sax

Bands: SeunAnikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Paajoe Amissah

bass

Bands: Zulu Spear

Papa Wemba (Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba)

Enormously popular Congolese musician who has consistently played with the best musicians in the Congo.

vocal, guitar

Bands: Viva la Musica, Zaiko Langa Langa, Isifi Lokole, Yoka Lokole, Nouvelle Ecriture, Nouvelle Generation, Solo

Pat Byers

MySpace

baritone sax, tenor sax, vocal

Bands: Aphrodesia, ALBINO!

Patrice Brun

tenor sax

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Patrick Frankowski

Discogs

bass, vocal

Bands: Kabu Kabu

Patrick Zambonin

bass

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Paul Carlon

tenor sax

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Paul Sonnabend

percussion

Bands: Aphrodesia

Pavel Jirka

guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Petite Zizina

YouTube

Phil Dawson

guitar

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Philip Clouts

piano, keys

Bands: Zubopgambia

Phillip Sindy

YouTube

trumpet

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Oceana, Lucasonic, Fuasi's Latin Jazz Connection

Pierre Akendengue

Home Page

A protest singer whose recording career began in 1974, he did an album mixing Pygmy chants with Bach's cantatas.

vocal

Bands: Solo

Pierre Bernard

bass

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Pierre-Henri Vulliard

tenor sax

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Pope Flyne

percussion

Bands: West African Highlife Band

Rami Raheb

doumbek, percussion

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Ray Lugo

MySpace

vocal, guitar

Bands: Kokolo

Reiner Witzel

Home Page YouTube Discogs

tenor sax

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Jan Bierther Trio, Kaya Yanar

Reuben M. Koroma

band leader, lead vocal

Bands: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Rija Randrianivosoa

guitar

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Rob Lombardo

bongo, congas

Bands: Mifune

Robert Fox

bass

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Ron Van Leeuwarde

guitar, vocal

Bands: Zulu Spear

Rudy Gomis

vocal, maracas, clave

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Ryan Dugre

guitar

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society), Jesse Cafiero

Ryan Moore

MySpace

drums

Bands: Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band, Diet Audio (MySpace), Black Tractor (MySpace, Home Page), Souse, The Family Trucksters, The Tipplers, Dingo Brown, The Supernauts, DaMuttss

Saleh Rifaie

shekere

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation, Cachimbo

Salif Keita

MySpace Home Page

vocal

Bands: Solo

Samba Cisse

sabar

Bands: The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

Sandy Tili

vocal, percussion

Bands: Afrofunk Experience

Sarah Watson

trombone

Bands: Ayetoro

Sean Randle

drums

Bands: Zubopgambia, Just a Little

Sebastian Borkowski

MySpace Facebook Discogs

tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, clarinet

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, Barbara Panther, Moses Schneider, Jazzanova, Pinx

Segun Damisa

YouTube All Music

vocal, percussion

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders, Alkebu-lan

Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

MySpace Home Page

Carole Lalao - vocal

Corine Gireau - vocal

Frank Leymeregie - percussion

Frederic Girad - drums

Jeremy Ortal - trombone

Kitsana Baccam - guitar

Marc Mouches - baritone sax

Pierre Bernard - bass

Pierre-Henri Vulliard - tenor sax

Rija Randrianivosoa - guitar

Segun Damisa - vocal, percussion

Vincent Baribaud - keys

Yann Grillon - trumpet

Sekou Conde

CD Baby

djembe

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project, Legends of West Africa, Le Bagatae

Seun Anikulapo Kuti

MySpace Home Page

Fela Kuti's youngest son.

vocal, alto sax, keys

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

MySpace Home Page YouTube STORE/HGMN

Adedimeji Fagbemi - baritone sax

Ajayi Raimi Adebiyi - drums

Alade Oluwagbemiga - guitar

Bola - vocal

David Obanyedo - guitar

Dele Olayinka - percussion

Emmanuel Kunnuji - trumpet

Iyabo Adeniran - vocal

Kayode Kuti - bass

Kola Onasanya - giant konga

Kunle Justice - keys

Moturayo Anikulapo Kuti - vocal

Olugbade,Okunade - trumpet

Omawunmi Richard - vocal

Oyinade Adeniran - tenor sax

Seun Anikulapo Kuti - vocal, alto sax, keys

Tajudeen Animasahun (Baba Ani) - baritone sax

Wale Toriola - percussion

Sevhaba Mokoena

vocal

Bands: Zulu Spear

Sewarye

MySpace Home Page

Abdelhak Kchimi - vocal

Aboubacar Kouyaté - djembé, vocal

Areski Driès - vocal

David Laisné - keys

Hassan Boussou - vocal

Jessy Blondeel - sax

Mehdi Bennadji - drums

Simon Demouveaux - guitar

Shegun Akano

drums

Bands: Boye 'Papa Gee' & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

Shekere

vocal

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

MySpace Home Page YouTube

Abdul Beal - guitar

Abdul Rahim Kamara - vocal, percussion

Alhaji Jeffrey Kamara "Black Nature" - vocal

Ashade Pearce - lead guitar, vocal

Efuah Grace - vocal

Francis John Langba - rhythm guitar, kongroma, vocal

Geassay Dowu Bull - lead guitar, percussion

Idrissa Bangura - bass

Mohamed Bangura - vocal, percussion, kongroma

Mohammed Kamara - vocal, percussion

Mustapha Massaquoi - drums, percussion

Reuben M. Koroma - band leader, lead vocal

Siisi Frank

drums

Bands: Ayetoro

Sila Mutungi

vocal, percussion

Bands: Sila, Sila & the Afrofunk Experience

Sila

Sila Mutungi - vocal, percussion

Khalil Doak-Anthony - guitar

Andre Webb - trombone

Roger Cox - guitar

Benny Murray - drums

Mike Shiono - bass

Samba Guisse - djembe, talking drum, sabart, tama, djun djun

Simon Demouveaux

guitar

Bands: Sewarye

Simon Thomsen

congas, percussion

Bands: Afrobeat Down

skinnyk

trombone

Bands: Mifune

Sogbety Diomande

MySpace Home Page YouTube

djembe, doundoun

Bands: Solo, Joseph Diamond, Jim Donovan's Drum the Ecstatic, Mike Perkins

Soji Odukogbe

guitar

Bands: West African Highlife Band

Souleyman Ann

drums, calabash, vocal

Bands: Habib Koite & Bamada

Stu Krause

Discogs

trumpet

Bands: Afrobeat Academy, The Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns

Stuart Bogie

Home Page

tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, jawharps, bass harmonica, keys, percussion, bass

Bands: Antibalas, The Sway Machinery, Jeremiah Lockwood, Transmission, Colin Stetson, Fire of Space, Dub is a Weapon, Volney Litmus, The FunkeyMonkeys, Celebration, TV on the Radio, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Burning Spear, Sinead O'Connor, The Wu-Tang Clan, Rana, Congo Ashanti Roy, Tony Allen, Kologbo, Tunde Williams, Paul Cox, Renata, Matt Bauder, Matthew Lux, Toby Summerfield, Crush, Kill, Destroy, The Eternal Buzz Brass Band, Geoff Mann, Recloose, Evan Hause, Reverend Vince Anderson, Chin Chin, The Sharp Things, The El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, The Fu Arkist-Ra, Dick Griffin, Vincent Chancey, Steve Swell, Joe McGinty, Tom Abs, Shoko Nagai, Jeremy Welms, Larry MacDonald, Brian Jackson, Butch Morris, Bill Brovold and Larval, Caural, Victor Rice, Gomez, Dragons of Zynth, Baaba Maal

Sunday

percussion

Bands: Ayetoro

T.J. Okulnola

talking drum

Bands: Chicago Afrobeat Project

Tajudeen Animasahun (Baba Ani)

baritone sax

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Teal Brown

drums

Bands: Toubab Krewe

The Afrofunk Experience

MySpace Facebook Jambase

Sandy Tili - vocal, percussion

David Boyce - sax

David James - guitar

Ken House - guitar

Paul Oliphant - drums

Mike Pitre - trumpet

WenDell Rand - bass

Sila Mutungi - vocal, percussion (ex-member)

Karamba - djembe (ex-member)

Bennie Murray - drums (ex-member)

Andre Webb - trombone (ex-member)

The Budos Band

Andrew Greene - trumpet

Brian Profilio - drums

Cochemea Gastelum - tenor sax, flute

Dame Rodriguez - cowbell, clave, tambourine

Daniel Foder - bass

Dave Guy - trumpet

Jared Tankel - baritone sax

John Carbonella Jr. - congas, drums

Mike Deller - organ

Rob Lombardo - bongo, congas

Thomas Brenneck - guitar

Vincent Balestrino - shekere

The Daktaris

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Abou Sylla - sticks

Adrian Bako - tenor sax

Alaji Boniface Luremi - guitar

Alaji Mlificient Agbede - trumpet

Azouhouni Adou - keys

Clement Apaokagi - bass

Femi "Dokita" Doolittle - baritone sax

G. G. Vikey - tenor guitar

Gbenro "Mr Icee" Fakeye - clarinet, melodica, bell

Idowu Perkins - shaker

Jo Jo Quo - congas, vocal

Joe Hrbeck - alto sax

Martin Ogbene - flute

Neal Pawley - trombone

Olu "Rocksteady" Owudemi - drums

The Nigerian Brothers

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Ken Okulolo - bass, vocal

The Superpowers (formerly Boston Afrobeat Society)

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Winners of Best World Act in both the Boston Phoenix's 2007 'Best Music Poll' as well as the 2006 Boston Music Awards.

Adam Clark - drums

Alex Asher - trombone

Ben Davis - bass

Bennett Miller - bass

Cole Kamen-Green - trumpet

David Bailis - guitar

Drew Sayers - tenor sax

Eric Lane - keys

Matt Donnelly - percussion

Nick Videen - alto sax

Ryan Dugre - guitar

Samba Cisse - sabar

Thierno Koite

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alto sax

Bands: Solo, Orchestra Baobab

Thierry Fournel

vocal, guitar, oud, sanza mbira

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Thomas Allan

trumpet

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Thomas Brenneck

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guitar

Bands: Mifune Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson

Tiga Jean-Baptiste

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drums, percussion, didgeridoo, sax

Bands: JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective, Grace Jones, Tet Kale Orchestra, Bonga, Emeline Michel

Todd Grady

trumpet

Bands: Aphrodesia

Tom Burbank

block, percussion

Bands: Afrobeat Down

Tony Allen

Extremely influential Afrobeat drummer who corroborated with Femi Kuti in Koola Lobitos, the first Afrobeat band.

drums

Bands: King Sunny Ade, The Cool Cats, Agu Norris and the Heatwaves, The Nigerian Messengers, The Melody Makers, Koola Lobitos, Africa '70, Khofi Ghanaba, Ray Lema

Toubab Krewe

David Pransky - bass

Drew Heller - guitar

Justin Perkins - kamelengoni, kora

Luke Quaranta - percussion

Teal Brown - drums

Toumani Diabaté

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Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-winning musician who has played traditional Malian music, jazz, blues and flamenco.

kora (21-string harp-lute)

Bands: Ali Farka Touré, Solo, Kandia Kouyate, Ensemble National Instrumental, Ousmane Sacko, Ketama, The Symmetric Orchestra, Salif Keita, Kasse Mady Diabaté, Ballake Sissoko, Taj Mahal, Roswell Rudd, Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra, Bjork

Trevino Leon

percussion

Bands: Mifune, The Woe Ensemble

Trevor Specht

saxes, vocal

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Junkyard Saints

Vance Payne

vocal

Bands: Afrodizz

Victor Axelrod

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electric piano, organ, Clavinet

Bands: Antibalas, Amy Winehouse

Victor Crisen

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guitar

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Maryland Jazz Ensemble, Original Jones, The Walk

Victoria Eleison

King Kester Emeneya - vocal

Zoé Bella - vocal

Anthony Sampayo - vocal

Paparazzi Toto - vocal

Guejo Star - vocal

Ponpon Miyake - vocal

Fatou la Gazelle - vocal

Sweet Elesse - vocal

Azzaro - vocal

Washifa - vocal

Bipoli - vocal

Denison Lut - vocal

Spino Nola - vocal

Koffi Olomide - vocal

Tony Ambrosio - vocal

Passy - synth

Auguy Lutula - guitar

Zozo Malaba - guitar

Willy Ebondaki - guitar

Ade Lokela - guitar

Yves Tshum Tshum - guitar

Coco Tchomba - drums

Vieux Farka Touré

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Vincent Balestrino

shekere

Bands: Mifune

Vincent Baribaud

keys

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders, Aspo

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Papa Wemba - guitar, vocal

King Kester Emeneya - vocal

Kisangani Esperant - vocal

Pepe Bipoli - vocal

Petit Aziza - vocal

Rigo Star - guitar

Syriana - guitar

Bongo Wende - guitar

Fafa de Molokai - vocal

Debs Debaba - vocal

Koffi Olomide - vocal

Djuna Djanana - vocal

Dindo Yogo - vocal

Jadot Le Cambodien - vocal

Petit Prince - vocal

Maray-Maray - vocal

Djoli Emen Baki Mubiala - vocal

Jiva Wa Jiva - guitar

Nseka 'Huit Kilo's' - guitar

Djo-Djo - guitar

Santana Mongo Ley - guitar

Popolipo - guitar

Pinos - bass

John Pepito - bass

Dada - bass

Patcho Star - drums

Otis Koyongonda - drums

Ishari - percussion

Ekoko Mbunda - percussion

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Vlad Gutkovich

drums

Bands: Zozo Afrobeat

Wale Toriola

percussion

Bands: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

Walter Azagba

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trumpet

Bands: Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band, The Jazz Funk Fusion Band, Souse, Spoken Soul, Fusion Pirates

WenDell Rand

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bass

Bands: Afrofunk Experience, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Afrolicious

West African Highlife Band

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Ken Okulolo - bass, vocal

Soji Odukogbe - guitar

Pope Flyne - percussion

Nil Armah Hammond - percussion

Lemi Barrow - drums

Will Embliss

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trumpet, valve trombone

Bands: Zubopgambia

Will Jones

baritone sax

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

William Townley

trombone

Bands: Odu Afrobeat Orchestra

Wunmi (Akinwande Taiwo Hassanat)

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vocal

Bands: Solo

Yann Grillon

trumpet

Bands: Segun Damisa & the Afrobeat Crusaders

Yayu Africa

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Boubacar Gaye - djembe, vocal

Yoshi Takemasa

congas

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Yoshio Tony Kobayashi

drums

Bands: Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

ZongZing All Stars

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Declo (Bula Mushy) - bass

Fiston Lusambo - congas, guitar

Gianni - vocal

Ladi Mbala (Emmanuel Maleso) - guitar

Milli Moonstone - vocal, flute, violin

Zozo Afrobeat

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Benon Lipowski - guitar

Brett Leghorn - trombone, vocal

Dave Ahl - keys

David Aaron - tenor sax, vocal

Duke Mseleku - tenor sax

Gloria Osaghae - vocal , shekere, claves

Ilial - alto sax

James Kost -keys

Jeremy King -congas, percussion

Jermy Kay - bass

Judith Rahilly - vocal

Kaleta (Leon Ligan-Majek) - vocal, guitar, percussion, bandleader

Kevin Raczka - drums

Koleurz - vocal

Neil Landau - percussion

Paul Carlon - tenor sax

Rodney Siau - trumpet

Shekere - vocal

Vlad Gutkovich - drums

Zubopgambia

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Bruce Jazrawi - alto sax, flute

Duncan Noble - bass

Jon Petter - tenor sax, clarinet, percussion, vocal

Molara - vocal

Mosi Conde - vocals, kora, balafon, guitar, djembe

Njega Sohna - djembe, tama, vocal

Philip Clouts - keys

Sean Randle - drums

Will Embliss - trumpet, valve trombone

Zulu Spear

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Gideon Bendile - vocal, bass

Sevhaba Mokoena - vocal

Matthew Lacques - guitar

Matome Somo - percussion, vocal

Ron Van Leeuwarde - guitar, vocal

Babatunde Garaya - keys, vocal

Paajoe Amissah - bass

Jerome Leonard - drums, vocal