AFRO FREAKIN FUNKY KOSMIC SOUL N’ BLUES
A drum machine free 100% organicaly grown goove.
A crossover between Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and
Fela Anikulapo Kuti all mixed in a down home Blues and Soul stew.
Ras Smaila grew up between Africa, the West Indies and Europe and did most of his schooling between Porto Novo (Republic of Benin) London and Paris.
After rocking the 80’s London scene touring ‘round Europe and jamming with some of the greatest he looked up to while still in his teen learning to play his axe well (Luther Allison John Paul Hammond Memphis Slim); Smaila released his 1st CD
Black Man’s Blues (an ex Night & Day record ). He also wrote the soundtrack for the US version of Med Hondo’s film WATANI shown at the 1999 L.A Pan African Film Festival and at the London Film Festival the same year.
His 2nd CD True Story (a Dixiefrog record) is still available since its release on March 2003. He has kept busy ever since from radio concerts and festivals to live TV shows and gigs ‘round the globe,also backing other great acts such as Diana Hamilton (WOMAD 06) Boney Fields, Lyricson, Sai Sai, Ras Naya & Free I land or Salim Jah Peter.
Smaila & Serial Groovaz are about to release their next CD
meanwhile, keep an ear on their
afro led Freakin Funky n’ Kosmic Bluesy Soul.
And Watch out !!!
Here comes the next generation.
BLACK MAN’S BLUES, WATANI, TRUE STORY &
“ SMAILA LIVE ”are now available on I-tunes.
A Febuary 2012 MUSICJUSTMUSIC distribution & publishing