Gemini Soul

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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: June 21, 1972    

:The New Album:

Dark Skin Babies : The Movement from Gemini Soul is a two CD set, which contains 20 tracks of non-stoppable experimental jazz funk-fusion at its best. With all songs produced, arranged and composed by Andre Ajamu Akinyele, bandleader and bassist, this marks as their fifth album. This is Gemini Soul's most political and social conscience collection to date. “Dark Skin Babies : The Movement” is the follow-up to their 2008 release The Nefertiti Xperience.

“Dark Skin Babies : The Movement” features three cover songs by some revolutionary artists such as MeShell Ndegeocello's Al-Falaq 113 taken from her jazz effort The Spirit Music Jamia : Dance of the Infidel album; Herbie Hancock's Chameleon taken from his Head Hunters album; and Prince's All The Critics Love You In New York taken from his 1999 album. Gemini Soul makes each song their own by infusing what they call “The Cyber Jazz Sound,” which is a blend of jazz funk-fusion with an electronic element. ...
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Dark Skin Babies : The Movement

Pearl Jazz Recording Label (2009)

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An Ambitious Jazz Journey ~ The Urban Music Scene
Dark Skin Babies: The Movement takes Gemini Soul ambitious jazz journey into more social commentary, musical twists and turns, and new renditions from those musical groundbreakers that touch their musical soul. Within the twenty tracks, a few highlights caught my special attention. Subject matter such as treatment of minorities and the black versus black mentality “There's No Money In Jazz” and “Dueling of the Tribes,” respectively, are illustrated with heavy hitting lyrics and spoken word. “Android Slavery” meshes roots Reggae with Gemini Soul's funk backbeats...

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