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Rafiki Jazz
United Kingdom
Influences: African , Asian , Jewish
Genres: world, roots, folk, acoustic, traditional, devotional, fusion, bigband
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‘Rafiki Jazz..the best of British’ (Songlines Magazine: Top of the World)
‘The most diverse band in the UK…excellent Sufi-inspired luxuriant sounds’(EVENING STANDARD) ‘Brilliant in musicality and transcendent in sound’(Rhythm Passport at WOMAD)

Singers & Players:
Sarah Yaseen: Urdu & Punjabi vocals, ektara, percussion
Mina Mikhail Salama: Coptic & Arabic vocals, oud, ney, saz
Kadialy Kouyate: Mandinka & Wolof vocals, kora, sabar
Vijay Venkat: violin, bansuri
Cath Carr: guitar, steelpans
Tony Koni: bass guitar, sabar
Johnny Ball: tabla, derbuka
Guery Tibirica: berimbau, pandeiro, gumbe

We’re musicians & singers from Africa, India, the Middle East, South America & Europe, bound together on a mission to play our sweeping divine borderless music to you all wherever you are.

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