The Souljazz Orchestra Manifesto
- Released: November 4, 2014
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: CD Baby
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2009 album from the best Afrobeat outfit in the world. Building on the success of their previous effort, Freedom No Go Die, the SJO has upped the ante with Manifesto, which reflects the various influences picked up from the band's travels across the globe, making for a uniquely rich array of sounds. Their powerful chants, majestic brass, overheated organs, chicken-scratch guitars, hypnotic bass and poly-rhythmic percussion work mix tropical Funk and spiritual Jazz to the band's signature militant Afrobeat. The Souljazz Orchestra also cast their net wider with this latest effort, delving into the traditions of ancient folk tales and spirituality, while keeping their message politically conscious. Seven tracks. Do Right Music.
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