NIGERIA - NEW YORK
NEW RELEASE: RHYTHM NAIJA AFFAIR, NYC
Infectious Grooves OF AFRO-BEAT, R & B AND SOUL
WEST AFRICAN JAZZ FUSION!
Since 2008, Lorens has played live sets Chuno That Have Been Praised as "energy-filled", "captivating", and "educative". Over esta period, the New York based Nigerian born musician has created a unique sound can be broadly classified That as West-African Jazz fusion. His warm voice and dynamic style, along With His bold compositions, Helps define this sound.
All the aforementioned qualities can be fully experienced in His new album, Naija Rhythm Affair, NYC. The songs are jazz Characterised by infectious melodies, strong rhythms, and a rejuvenating That energy permeates. The singer describe the album as a collection of melodies and lyrics That address contemporary issues from the perspective of a new generation African. Having lived in the U.S. since late teenage years His in the early 2000's, and the world Having Traveled Between then and now, Lorens Chuno is Placed in the perfect position to address issues Such.
The album Consist of 10 Original songs, Which are all composed, written, arranged, and produced by Lorens Chuno. Lyrically the songs take on issues Directly That are Not Necessarily related to one another, but come together to form a cohesive body of work. "Come My Way" and "Do Not Call" for instance, address the Often tacit Negotiations That eats with building a relationship and the Difficulties of letting go, while the Igbo lyric of "Nuru Onum" calls for dialogue, wisdom, and understanding Within a community. "Changing" Talks About the intricacies and inevitability of globalization, and "Mr Sabi" pokes fun at how Westerners, Even When they have good intentions, do not care to Understand Africa. "Wait" Directly and fearlessly tackles the issues of police brutality and the deep-seated racism in America.
, Although it is the product of a solid jazz foundation, the album Makes an uncontrived effort to Incorporate every element of Lorens Chuno's musical background, treats including Soukous, as can be in Heard in "Today" Fela Kuti's Afrobeat as can be Heard in "Mr. Sabi "¾ rhythms and traditional Igbo as can be Heard in" Nwayo "and" Nuru Onum ". The singer's jazz background Becomes very apparent in "Easy Busy of" which features a temporary alternation Between Bossa and Swing, and "Changing", a song Whose only cruises saxophone smoothly on the circle of 4th's for 16 bars, starting on an A-flat major chord and ending on an F-major chord.
The album features up and coming well commended jazz bassist John Gray Including talents and drummer Michael Vitali. The album features award winning guitarist Also Albino Mbie, have Praised Whom Lionel Loueke as a guitarist That "needs to be Heard by the whole world!", And saxophonist Michael Easton, a well respected protege and collaborator of David Liebman's.
A talented vocalist, pianist, percussionist, and dancer, Lorens Chuno have played Several concerts, many a time, sharing stages With international acts like the Chicago Afrobeat Projects, and the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars. Lorens has worked Chuno With some legendary jazz musicians Including Poogie Bell and drummers Roger Humphries, and pianists Alexander and Marc Cary Howie. Also Chuno Lorens has garnered a few international recognitions Including an appearance on the Nigerian Television Authority "Celebrity Corner" program and the African Independent Television (AIT) "Artist's Notebook".
Release Date: August 8, 2016
1. Come My Way
2. Nuru Onum
6. Mr. Sabi
7. Do Not Call
8. Easy Busy
9. Go Unu Etete
Music, lyrics, arrangements, and production by Lorens Chuno
Musician and Personnel:
Lorens Chuno - Vocal, Piano, Percussion, Vocal Background,
John Gray - Bass
Michael Vitali - Drums
Michael Eaton - Tenor Saxophone
Albino Mbie - Guitar
Derek Neivergelt - Studio Engineering
tags: african, afrobeat, world music, Fela Kuti, jazz, New York
Now we invite you to be one of the topics that make up the new CD Lorens Chuno Do Not Call, in a video recorded in recent days and where we see a wonderful Reggae Jazz:
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