MEI - Afrowalk ft. Sheila Maurice-Grey
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posted 16 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
MEI channels the voice of the people, imploring us all to stand up together.

Afrowalk, the latest single from MEI, features jazz trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey and a beautiful piano track that feels part Thelonius Monk, part montuno. A gang-style vocal gives this rumbling jazz nod to world music a big sense of purpose.

With a broad message, this song is able to strike a serious chord about humanity and togetherness, without losing its connection to the deep jazz pocket that makes it groove. Afrowalk feels like a unique marriage between jazz and Afro-Cuban influences, with a universal and compelling sense of narrative:

“Keep on, carry on strong
hold on, and walk with me”— MEI

MEI channels the voice of the people, imploring us all to stand up together.

MEI is a London-based vocalist, songwriter and bassist. This song is featured on our Lost Treasure - Soul playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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