London based afro-latin jazz quintet Waaju share new track

London based afro-latin jazz quintet Waaju share new track.

Freshly minted label Olindo Records present their second release and first LP on the imprint by London-based afro-latin jazz quintet Waaju.

A project that never stands still, Waaju’s members have been busy as part of other ensembles (Caravela, Bahla, Jordan Rakei, and Ashley Henry to name a few). The five-song release may offer just snapshot of what they’re doing and continually trying to do – but it speaks volumes about their intentions.

Speaking about the record band member Ben Brown says: “the amazing thing about music is that one can display the belief, compassion and love that takes a lifetime to acquire, in just a few seconds. As well as all these things, I hope this snapshot gives a glimpse into undiscovered places in the world and in ourselves”.

Opening with some sparky guitar licks on ‘Ali’s Mali’, the quartet takes you through heavy West African grooves, latin texture and electronic soundscapes inspired by the legendary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure.

Listen to the song below, and look out for their self-titled album, out May 4th.



Waaju’s self-titled album is out on 04/05 via Olindo Records – pre-order from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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