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AFFIA Band

Colourful six-piece African fusion outfit, The AFFIA Band, is world-renowned Gambian singer/songwriter Yusupha Ngum’s newest creative undertaking.

Born into the traditional griot (culture-sharing) lineage of Senegambia, Yusupha’s artistic expertise is embedded in the wisdom of ceremony and storytelling, for the passage of rites, human strength and community connection.

Through The AFFIA Band, Yusupha builds upon the celebrated work of his late father, famed Mbalax singer Musa Afia Ngum, to deliver messages of peace, hope and unity through sweet, mesmerising song.

Yusupha’s expressive style is a powerful musical force, with lyrics that are both heartfelt and historical. Through the development of a unique contemporary style, Yusupha Ngum and the AFFIA Band captivate audiences with soulful stories of peoples and places worldwide.

The band also features Ethiopian saxophonist Solomon Sisay, Stephen Khlentzos on keyboard, Hiroko Finn Hoshino on double bass and Felix Billing Kleinman on drums.