RIYL: AFROBEAT, Fela Kuti, ORGONE, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Label: self-released

PAO! PAO! PAO! PAO! This is a call to action, to dance, to friendship, a call to love… This is Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra.  The mesmerizing blend of funk, soul, jazz, african, and R&B styles that make up the sound of this incredible band is finally on a record for the world to hear!  Heavily influenced by the inimitable Fela Kuti, PAO uses their music as a vessel for some really important messages surrounding issues of oppression, women’s rights, and revolution against those who are profiting from the suffering of the poor.  But this is not to say that the music has depressing overtones but rather the opposite effect as it is a rallying call to the masses to get up and speak to the future they see for the world.  As the song “Blossom” so perfectly states “You got to…Plant the seed and watch it blossom…Higher!”  PAO! PAO! PAO! PAO!

The Details

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra's debut album "PAO!" on 12" Vinyl. Price also includes a digital download card.

Black w/ white streaks out from center

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Price $20

Listen to Blossom on Soundcloud





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