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Moods: Featuring Drums Latin: Brazilian Jazz World: Caribbean

By Location
United States - Kansas

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Afinké Machine

Afinké: A Cuban or Puerto Rican word that refers to the Spirit that enters the musician and is then transmitted through the groove or feel of the music. The part of the music that makes you want to move.

The music of Afinké Machine is representative of the vast number of musical styles found throughout the Caribbean and South America. A five-member steelband, Afinké Machine mixes traditional Caribbean & South American styles such as soca, calypso, samba, bossa nova, salsa, and reggae with funk, jazz, and soul in a unique and original format. The sounds that originate from these acoustic steelpans (steel drums) are like no other and produce the largest amount of overtones than any instrument. Afinké Machine's music is spirited, vibrant, soulful, and enchanting.

Afinké Machine Founding Members
Troy Olson
Mark Lewis
Chris Herriage
Matt Maholland
Joseph John Peck

Guest Musicians on Live and/or Studio Performances
Keith McGee (drums on How 'Bout This album & live show)
Rafael Campanile (acoustic guitar on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Sterling Gray (piantar on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Jeff Stidham (drums on live shows)
Beau Jarvis (keyboard on live shows)
David Lord (guitar on live shows)
David Arrocho (percussion on on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Darren Dyke (steelpan guest artist on live shows)
Ray Holman (steelpan guest artist on live shows)
Shawn Kail (bass on live shows)
Shelly Fraley (vocals on How 'Bout This album)
Charles Franklin (vocals on How 'Bout This album)
DeAndre Manning (electric bass on How 'Bout This album & drums on live shows)
Colby Atkins (drums on live shows)
Reggie Littleton (bass on live shows)
John Goering (drums on live shows)
Kerry Bainum (drums on live shows)