Ájo Arkestra EP

by The Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble

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DAE presents Ájo Arkestra EP

Yves Solo – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Uché Gabriel Akujobi – Backing Vocals
Esther Demi Odeleke – Backing Vocals
Bryan Brezlin – MC, Backing Vocals
Jeff Jones – Guitar
Rafa Eko – Guitar, Crowd Vocals
Isra Castro Eko – Bass, Crowd Vocals
Segun Akano – Drums, Percussions, Hammond, Vocals, Backing
Yanni Gonzalez – Congas
John MacNaeidhe – Rhodes Keyboard
Derenik Kolaian – Trombone
Michael Tinsley – Alto Sax
Antonello D´Orazio – Tenor Sax
Gianpiero Quartarone – Trumpet, Crowd Vocals
Flash Purdy – Trumpet


released October 25, 2013

Recorded and Mixed by Joe McGrath at Hellfire Studios Dublin, Ireland

Mastered by Jonny King and Djamel at Hellfire Studios

Vocals recorded at Vault Studios by Peter Cheevers and Jeff Jones

All music composed and arranged by “The Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble”

Produced by Segun Akano

Co-Produced by Eko (Rafael Cordeiro and Israel Castro)

Cover Artwork by Konkrete



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The Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble Dublin, Ireland

The Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble are a 14 strong outer-national group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world. The band was founded in 2012, when a group of Afro-beat enthusiast started meeting up regularly at down-town jam sessions. They began making plans to form a new collective that would combine their various musical interests with their particular world view. ... more

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