Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Chico Mann is no new comer to the New York Music scene as he's been playing lead guitar for one of my favorite Afrobeat groups "The Antibalas". Chico Mann's Afrobeat roots are clearly present with a flare of classic electro sounds that only old school Casio keys can produce. He's has a few EP's (Manifest Tone Vols.1-3) as well as a handful of singles. I was able to catch one of his live performances on his brief west coast visit well over a year ago and I was blown away. He clearly sets a great vibe and make you move with his vibrant classic yet new sounds. I look forward to his next west coast visit, as he's hinted that it may be some time in the near future.