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The missing link between African, Latin, Caribbean and African-American music, the Ex-Centric's sound ranges from a weighty, muscular dub to a sweetly harmonized anthem, fusing traditional African styles with modern clubby styles. The seemingly improbable partnership of fine musicians with Israeli, Ghanian, West Indian, and Moroccan heritage has created a hypnotizing, charismatic sound, using such diverse instruments as African thumb piano, Ethiopian harp, wooden xylophones, and flutes. The vocals in Ghanian, Ethiopian, English, and Rwandan breathe life into the stripped-down funky heavy bass and trap drums. The result is a highly original sound that bridges the magic of ancient Africa and the powerful grooves of contemporary sounds, amid circular rhythms, vocals layered over loping West African percussion, and dubbed-out Ethiopian and Ghanaian chants. Bassist and band leader Yossi Fine has always been fascinated by the shared origins of African and Afro-centric music. The other gifted artists in the group include Nana, son of a Fante tribal chief with exceptional drumming, and Michael Avgil, Moroccan/Israeli. The band hit the road running in 1997, and their highly original sound and on-stage charisma got them into several important music festivals. Meanwhile, they recorded their debut album "Electric Voodooland" at King Solomon's Shack, Yossi's studio in Tel Aviv.
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Ex-Centric Sound System
Ex-Centric Sound System The album is a multi-cultural set produced, recorded, and mixed by Yossi and Eyal Midyan, and executive produced by Brian Landau for QED Entertainment. Rating "Electric Voodooland" as 'exceptional', Vibe Magazine raves, "Ex-Centric Sound System transport ancient wisdom harmonies, ghostly vocals, Rasta grounation drumming on the back of modern sonics. This is spiritual food in the pop music desert.

 

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