Soothsayers Tangled Roots
- Words: David Katz
- Label: Red Earth
Soothsayers is a London-based collective that blends the pulsating rhythms of Afrobeat with the sonic adventurousness of dub and urban jazz; Tangled Roots references the divergent elements of this complex hybrid. This is deeply satisfying music, in which African rhythms are filtered through the prism of dub, complemented by inspiring guest spots from Maxi Jazz of Faithless, Roots Manuva‘s reggae vocalist Rikki Rankin, "blu funk" pioneer Keziah Jones, veteran South African guitarist Lucky Ranku, and Adesose Wallace of AfroCelt Sound System. Due to the band‘s accomplished musicianship and overall originality, the result is highly compelling.
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