photo: Joe Clarke
Bristol afrobeat troup(No Go Stop) bring a special project created for the cider festival featuring Marie Lister and James Ladd adding some classic soul and funk to their original afrobeat tunes.
No Go Stop:
The mighty No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they are a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Boasting an impressive repertoire of self-penned material, driving percussion, brass encrusted rhythms and epic instrumental solos set the pace while echoes of Old Soul from Marie Lister’s Vocals, catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound. No Go Stop bring something exciting and new whilst staying true to Fela Kuti's musical mission to present the heart of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn.
“The Bristol band have a real feel for what Fela Kuti and Tony Allen created 40 years ago…No Go Stop sound like real contenders for the contemporary Afrobeat crown.”” ~ Songlines 2015