Critically Acclaimed Afro-Highlife/Afrocentric influenced Band, The Cavemen delivered a masterpiece debut album tagged “Roots”, which they portrayed to be “The past, present and future of Highlife”.
The Cavemen band was founded by two brothers; Kingsley Okorie & Benjamin James. They explore genres like afrobeats, highlife, jazz and soul music in a sound tagged, “Highlife fusion.”
They introduce us to a new sound dubbed the cavy sound through their debut album, “Roots“, an expansive journey through the rich sound of highlife and a heartfelt offering from two of Nigeria’s brightest young talents.
Filled with a desire to make the kind of music that they grew up listening to, the band has taken a journey to bring the sounds of the past into the future, positioning themselves as a bridge between generations.
The intro, Welcome To The Cave, gives us an insight into what we are about to hear.
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“Roots” is not only a display of masterful skill of a musician, it is a vibrant representation of the band’s signature carefree approach to life, love, and everything they encounter along the way.
Whether it’s the strings reminiscent of a dusty sunrise on ‘Akaraka’ or the irresistible drum patterns on ‘Bolo Bolo’, the album contains a variety of moments that fans & music lovers will truly acknowledge.
‘Ifeoma Odoo’ is a typical representation of love song. It appeals, with their hearts calling out to ifeoma “please don’t leave me”. This is a modest, but real enough. It was crafted to have the evergreen love kind of feel.
‘Ifeoma Odoo’ the 8th song on our album #ROOTS. We wanted this song to sound like it was recorded in the 60/70s so we literally gathered around the mic and ran the vibe at once – The Cavemen
Songs like ‘Anita’, & ‘Me You I’ continue the band’s budding legacy as lovers and romantics, with various women serving as muses for their tender odes.
The sound of the album carries on the tradition of their musical ancestors, exploring the beauty that can be found in this pillar of Nigerian and African culture. This is an exploration of highlife in its full sense, with each track containing something new for listeners to take away.
The album production credit goes to Joshua Ahazie & The Cavemen. Mixed & Mastered by BigFootInYourFace.
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