FOWOKAN (aka Cymande II) return to the music scene with a new sound and a fantastic first album, "Shadow of Rasta". Although Cymande II have ceased performing, the spirit of the music lives on in FOWOKAN.Forged from their time together in "Cymande", the legendary British funk band, FOWOKAN re-unites core member Sam Kelly (drums/bvs) with lead vocalist, Jimmy Lindsay. Indeed, it is as lead vocalist that Jimmy's musical excellence comes to the fore. In 2009 Jimmy performed at The British Lovers Rock Show where he received an Award for his contribution to Lovers Rock and British Black Music. With a lengthy legacy in the UK and international music scenes, Jamaican-born drummer, Sam Kelly, is highly respected for his musical ability across all genres including reggae, R&B, soul, jazz and funk. FOWOKAN is also Paul Jobson (MD/keyboards/bvs), Spy Austin (bass/bvs), Tony Qunta (guitar/bvs), Michael 'Lally' Carey (guitar/bvs) and Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs). Each of these musicians brings their own history of great performances and collaborations.The members of FOWOKAN have performed live at the London Jazz Festival Stratford, The Jazz Café London, The BBC Soul Britannia All Stars Tour and One Love Festival. FOWOKAN have also supported OSIBISA at Fairfield Halls, Croydon as part of the African Music Festival 2013. There are European tours and Festival Appearances scheduled throughout Germany and France during 2014
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