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.

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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

Ogdensburg, New York

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