Cubafrobeat - Eni Agee


Funkiwala Records presents a brand new digital single ‘Eni Agee’ by CUBAFROBEAT.

Formed out of the collaboration between London fusionistas LoKkhi TeRra (“probably the worlds best Cuban-Afrobeat-Bangladeshi group” Songlines) and UK’s Afrobeat Ambassador Dele Sosimi (“A true legend” Clash), Cubafrobeat was initially the name of their critically acclaimed album from 2018 (“ A total Stonking Blinder” All About Jazz). This has evolved naturally into an entirely new musical beast – and this is their first single.

This tune was originally composed by members of Lokkhi Terra whilst on tour in Bangladesh - using a typical Bengali groove in 5/4 as a starting point. Inspired by this odd time signature, Dele joined in, initiating an old Yoruba numeracy and literacy call and response interactive game. Throw in a killer solo by Saxophonist Finn Peters and the musical joy is clear to hear. Everybody say YeahYea



Dele Sosimi – Lead Vocals

Sohini Alam and Aanon Siddiqua – Backing Vocals

Rhythm Section

Kishon Khan – Fender Rhodes / Clavinet

Oreste “Sambroso” Noda – Congas

Nazrul Islam - Dhol

Tansay Omar – Drums

Suman Joshi – Bass

Asith Biswas – Esraj

Horn Section

Justin Thurgur – Trombone

Finn Peters – Tenor and Alto Saxes

Graeme Flowers – Trumpet

Shahidul Islam – Flute

Written by K. Khan / J. Thurgur / F Peters / O Noda / D Sosimi

Arranged by K. Khan

Recorded by S. Gallizio @Fish Factory Studios London and @home studios London, Dhaka, Amsterdam

Mixed by M. Caccialanza @Hi Street Studios, London

Mastered by C. Sutton-Jones @Gearbox, London

Produced by K. Khan