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Ruud De Vries & Ungawa | Afrikaas

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World: Afro-Beat Jazz: African Jazz Moods: Featuring Saxophone
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by Ruud De Vries & Ungawa

If you love Afrobeat and saxophone, you will surely like this hard rockin' crossover album. African music mixed with jazz improvisation, funk, latin and rock.
Genre: World: Afro-Beat
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  Song Share Time Download
1. African Jive
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
4:57 $0.99
2. Kangaroo
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
2:32 $0.99
3. Zithande (Live)
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
3:13 $0.99
4. Unclean Waters (Live)
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
4:03 $0.99
5. I Didn't Ask to Be (Live)
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
3:50 $0.99
6. Turks Fruit (Live)
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
5:04 $0.99
7. In Principe (Live)
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
3:41 $0.99
8. Soul Machine
Ruud De Vries & Ungawa
4:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
Musicians from the Netherlands playing African rooted music? Yes! No wonder the title of this album is Afrikaas, referring to Afrika and kaas (Dutch word for cheese). Tenor saxophonist Ruud de Vries from the Netherlands has always been inspired by the great crossover saxophonist & composer Manu Dibango from Kameroon. Like Manu Dibango, Ruud de Vries explores all kinds of music and incorporates this in his music and way of playing.

With his Afrojazz band Ungawa, Ruud de Vries combines Afrobeat and other African music with jazz improvisation, funk, latin and rock. This album contains five exciting live recorded tracks and three tracks that were recorded in one take at the studio.

Ruud de Vries: tenor saxophone and vocals
Nick Vos: guitar
Frans Heemskerk: Fender Rhodes and organ
Gerold Olieberg: bass
Daniel van Dalen: drums
Vernon Chatlein: percussion



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