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Album Review

Euforquestra: Fire

Read "Fire" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Although Fire is their fourth studio album, it also marks two milestone “firsts" in the history of jam masters Eufórquestra: The band's first studio album since the live album Let Us In straddled their 2009 relocation from Iowa City, Iowa, to Fort Collins, Colorado; and their first studio album managed by an external producer, keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth from The String Cheese Incident. “Kyle helped with pretty much every aspect of shaping songs for this record," explains group guitarist and vocalist ...

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Album Review

Euforquestra: Explorations In Afrobeat

Read "Explorations In Afrobeat" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The second release from this seven-piece ensemble seems quite purposeful. Subtitled A fusion of Nigerian and Cuban music rooted in Yoruba tradition, it explores the deep connection between West African Afrobeat and Afro-Cuban music channeled through the religious, ceremonial music of the Yoruba tradition of West Africa.

Purposeful? The detailed liner notes sure seem so. For example, they explain that the Yoruba are the largest single ethno-linguistic group in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa, and that ...


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