Exciting rhythms in exceptional quality are the hallmarks of the African Roots. Alternating lead vocals, soulful solo interludes, different music styles, the repertoire is ' Africa wide '. Follow the sound of our drums on the trail of the slaves from Africa's Gold Coast to the Caribbean and back again !
From the Roots Reggae, the traditional focus of the band, the musical journey takes you to the Highlife, West African dance music and leads you to the Soca with its Latin American influences. Afrobeat, Nigerian style Jazz, is as well part of the African Roots program, as Kpanlogo, the traditional folklore from Ghana.
Our music is always danceable and through the different music styles it never gets boring. We are flexible to accomodate our repertoire to the needs of the audience. In addition to our own songs, we command a large skill of cover songs. The band performs songs by the Jamaican legends, such as Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Culture, Third World and Steel Pulse, but as well songs by African musicians, such as Alpha Blondy, George Darko, Lucky Dube and Fela Kuti.
To the African Roots music is more than just entertainment. We are telling ‘History’. The lyrics are the expression of our experiences and the resulting overstandings, our knowledge and convictions, our spirituality.
We want you to dance !