HI ALL! Do I look excited or what?! I can't hold it in any longer! I'd like to announce that I've *FINALLY* (I know, I know) begun putting a band together! The plans have been laid to start production on my long promised next recording project and my live performances will very soon expand into a *FIERY* full band, Afro / Rock synergy show. This has been in the offing for some time now, so to finally put this into motion is a BIG BIG (and exciting) move forward for me and the World Music On Jet Fuel movement!
We're just getting started so there's still much to be done before we can start formally sharing in all the "goings on," but I'm just *BURSTING* about this and I wanted to at least tell you all that this is finally happening.
I'm continuing to seek out the right musos to complete the lineup (so vocalists, guitarists, keyboardists, mutli-instrumentalists...inbox me!), but I do have the nucleus of the band in place. It consists of three of my long time African brothers-in-arms with whom I've had the good fortune to play and record on countless projects over the years. I'm so happy and SO fortunate that they wanted to come on board.
Allow me to introduce them: on the drums, from Warri, Nigeria (via Johannesburg) will be the mighty MIGHTY Daniel Isele a.k.a D.i ! ; On bass, from Bophelong, Gauteng, South Africa, will be the incomparable Mbuyisello "Jimmy" Mngwandi; and last but not least, on Sabar, Djembe and percussion, from Dakar Senegal via Harlem, my old friend and long time touring companion, Mar Gueye.
This is just the beginning, but what a start! So I'll leave it here for now. But there are BIG THINGS and BIG MUSIC coming and we want you all to be along for the ride. So check back here on the website soon or better still, sign up for updates about the recording project, pre-orders of the album and show announcements! Seriously this is going to be, to quote D.i, "EPIC!!!" Until then
Mthakathi - The Band!