2011 saw the return of Justin Adams to the WOMEX stage – he'd played with us numerous times before in different guises, and here he was a member of JuJu (UK/Gambia). This was based around the blues/rock guitarist's collaboration with the Gambian riti (one-string fiddle) player Juldeh Camara. The group have since gone on to make up Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters.
As reviewer Nick Hobbs said of their showcase, 'They blow away 99% of the current crop of stodgy Brit-rockers...Should play every self-respecting rock festival!'
In today's 20 Years Time Machine, we listen to JuJu's 'Nightwalk' – such a dark blues groove that perfectly fits with Camara's riti and Fulbe vocals. Click on the link, have a listen to this, and have a rock out to one of the most exciting fusion/collaborations of the last few years!
(Photo: Jacob Crawfurd)
article posted by:Claudia Budke, Piranha Arts