The Afrikan Revolution is a super group led by multi talented musician and educator – Niles ‘Asheber’ Hailstones, featuring a collective of the most innovative and influential grassroots musicians and teachers ever gathered together in the UK.
The Band in its present form started in 2007, but has its roots in a long history, steeped in the tradition and the works of its members and the journey of Afrikan music in the Diaspora.
They present a revolutionary new progression in the development of Afrikan music, which is fuelled by the global ‘Afrikan Renaissance Movement’ and the present universal raising of consciousness. The band brings an eclectic yet seamless mixture of conscious Afrikan, Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Blues and Spoken Word with a message.
Infinite musical possibilities arise whenever the collective is gathered, whether for live shows, studio sessions, workshops or community events. The collective has been exciting and inspiring audiences with their high, energy interactive and innovative shows. Word is spreading and there is much anticipation in the release of their debut album later this year. The album will feature contributions from fellow, foundation members – Winston ‘Saxton’ Rose, Derek ‘Musicalist’ Johnson, & our esteemed elder, mentor and master drummer – Baba Adesose Wallace. It also features four generations aging from their youngest member Heru who is 11( the youngest son of band leader Asheber) to Baba Ade who is now in his late 60’s
This intergenerational unit of teachers, healers and performers are mission-bound to make a difference wherever they perform or teach; to uplift and highlight the inner-powers we all have that can make a difference in our world; responsibility is the active word here.
The collective has a historic association with both international acts and global organisations and individual members have worked with hundreds of notables, including: Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Jimmy Cliff, Gyptian, Toumani Diabaté, Oumou Sangaré, Misty In Roots, Luciano, Alton Ellis, U-Roy, Miriam Makeba, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs and many, many more…
Their long awaited and highly anticipated first album “Roots Renaissance” will be available on Elephant Walk from March 21st
The Revolution Is Now
Come We Go!
Afrikan Revolution Promo 2014 “Giant Footsteps” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEKWNKOOdDo