KAMBO WAMBO (EXTENDED VERSION) BY ARI JOSHUA’S RAAR TRIO: Review By: Diana Reed
Prepare to be transported into a sonic realm that transcends boundaries and defies expectations with “Kambo Wambo,” the latest offering from the RAAR Trio – Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski, and Russ Lawton. This jam serves as a testament to the power of unbridled creativity and the enchanting magic of first takes. You can practically feel the Afrobeat sensations of his youth reverberating through each note.
Russ Lawton’s drumming lays down a rhythmic foundation that pulses with life, infusing the track with vibrant energy. The polyrhythms are hypnotic, creating a dynamic heartbeat that propels the song forward. Ray Paczkowski, ‘ adds his signature touch with cascading keys that blanket the groove in a lush and percussive sonic landscape.
As “Kambo Wambo” unfolds, the essence of Afrobeat emerges in full force, beckoning you to immerse yourself in its captivating embrace. The music becomes a conduit for a cosmic symphony, a reflection on the transformative power of psychedelic plant medicine. The track defies genre constraints, seamlessly blending ancient rhythms with modern Afrobeat influences.
“Kambo Wambo” is a showcase of Ari Joshua’s brilliance and musicianship. It demands immediate attention, highlighting his ability to seamlessly blend genres while maintaining a cohesive and captivating musical narrative. This composition serves as a testament to Ari Joshua’s ability to craft a musical experience that effortlessly bridges the gap between the ancient and the contemporary.
“Kambo Wambo” is a sonic masterpiece that offers relentless creativity, brilliant ideas, and exceptional musicianship. It’s an invitation to embark on a musical adventure, an opportunity to immerse oneself in the raw beauty of improvisation.
Review By: Diana Reed