Shakara United

Shakara United: irresistible Afrobeat anno 2013 !

With stirring beats, funky rhythms, powerful bursts by the horn section and synths, fascinating, energetic improvisations and acute collective vocals Shakara United deliver their very own brand of Afrobeat.

Shakara United was set up in the spring of 2011 by 10 top-notch musicians and has gathered considerable stage experience through numerous gigs, mainly in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels. Moreover, with a number of live tracks the band supplied their very first soundtrack for the documentary film This Is My Home Now by Saddie Choua as early as 2012. In October of that same year Shakara United occupied the legendary Jet Studio to record their debut album to be released in the spring of 2013. An album that will boldly showcase the band`s repertoire: unfiltered, honest and with the drive of a live performance.

Shakara United are (picture above from left to right):

Dirk Timmermans: trumpet
Sarah Van Impe: percussion
Marc Meeuwissen: trombone
Eric Morel: saxes
Jelle Van Giel: drums
Babs Jobo: percussion
Stefaan Blancke: baritonsax/trombone
Steven Van Gool: electric bass
Ken Pichal: guitaar
Peter Van den Berghe:  keyboards/synths