Weedie Braimah – Djembe/Congas (Oteil Burbridge, Christian Scott, Trombone Shorty)
Luke Quaranta – Dunun/Kenkeni (Toubab Krewe)
Cheikh Ndoye – Bass/Bass Ngoni (Baaba Maal)
Raja Kassis – Guitar (Antibalas)
Sam Dickey – Guitar/Djeli Ngoni (Fatoumata Diabate)
Shea Pierre – Keys (Fatoumata Diawara)
Munir Zakee – Sangban/Percussion
This eclectic ensemble of highly regarded internationally acclaimed
musicians was founded in 2016 by Band Leader and Composer, Weedie
Braimah. Braimah, a phenomenally talented and highly sought-after
Djembe Fola whose vision is to build a reverence for folkloric West
African music in hopes of it evolving and being placed in the world
musical arenas of jazz, funk, fusion, world music, and hip hop, is a new
face of African percussion both nationally and internationally.
This astounding folkloric orchestra mounts percussion as the frontage
presenting music of the diaspora focusing on instruments such as Kora,
Ngoni, Balafon, Djembe, Dunun, Tama, Sabar, Bass, and Electric
Guitar creating new sounds and boundaries like none before.
Weedie Braimah and the Hands of Time exemplifies tradition, evolution
and soul. They are a highly engaging, inspirational and entertaining
orchestra that is sure to awaken the African Soul defying the laws of
gravity all in the hands of time.
“I’ve got to go where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world
but through something I found – the wealth of African culture” – Hugh Masekela
BIO: Terraphonics is the production of songwriter / guitarist Thomas Kenney, and features Alex Kellner on Bass, Brandon Brooks on Drums, and Jonathan Lovett on Keys- as well of a rotating cast of soulful vocalists and M.C.’s. Kenney’s songs are influenced by the lo-fi rnb and hip hop sounds that were pioneered by J Dilla and A Tribe Called quest, as well as synth-heavy, experimental contemporaries Flying Lotus and Bonobo. Add a taste of African/Middle Eastern vibe, and you’ve joined Terraphonics in a celebration of heavy beats, timeless music, and soulful improvisations.