Dance On The Roof official music video.
Afrotysonia live. A medley of Afrotysonias album release gig at Tenho in March 2017. On stage also special guests Katri Liira and Tero Pajunen on backing vocals.
Afrotysonia live 2017.
Afrotysonia promo pictures.
Reviews of Afrotysonias debut album “Dance On The Roof” in 2017. Short excerpts in English and links to or pictures of the full review in the original language.
“Aino Kurki is able to find an astonishing array of sounds and nuances from her instrument, that reaches from the very dry and dark to the really ethereal and bright.” “The hand-played percussion instruments and different shakers form a natural and seamless union with the kantele, that sometimes sounds very much like the in West Africa central kora instrument.” “The singing is above and beyond all the way through, both in Sonja Korkmans solo and in the well arranged and well sang backing vocals.”
– Lauri Paloposki/ Riffi
“Listening through the first time, you hear music with it’s roots in West African pop and kora music, but the more you listen you realize how much more it is. It’s jazzy and has Caribbean rhythms that makes you want to move your hips.”
– Elin Ling/ Lira
“The music immediately makes you want to dance…”, “To me, the the core of this group is absolutely the kantele, which alone takes care of a big part, as it is the only harmony and melody instrument…”,”Macoumba Ndiaye is in control of the rythm, as well as singer Sonja Korkman, whose part is based on an overtone rich sound and tight rhythm.”
– Tove Djupsjöbacka/ Kansanmusiikki
“The nine songs on the Dance On The Roof-album have a nice groove suited for dancing.” “The whole combination is tasty and works.”
– Veli-Matti Henttonen/ Salon Seudun Sanomat
“On their own, the trio from Helsinki played a positive, catchy debut album with a high groove factor, a mix of Afrojazz, Reggae and Folk. Sonja Korkman takes the lead vocals, Aino Kurki brilliantly uses her kantele like a Kora, Macoumba Ndiaye delivers the percussion.”
“Korkman even approaches a cool Grace Jones-kind of style at times.” “Aino Kurki shows how you can play the typical roles of both bass, guitar and keyboards all at the same time on a kantele” “The trio could be polished into a real jazz vocals – atmospheric kantele – joyous rhythm – diamond.”
– Suonna Kononen/ Karjalainen
“The overall sound of Afrotysonias debut album is soft and easy to listen to without it being superficial”, “”Livets mening”…fascinates with it’s cool and meditative flow”, “Sonja Korkman convinces both in the bands own compositions as well as in Youssou N’Dours No More…””When the backvocalists Tero Pajunen and Katri Liira join in, the song lifts in best West African style, but also the instrumentalists bring good stuff to the table.”
– Ole Nerdrum/ HBL