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Adama Kadmon - Afro-Judo Fusion at its best


Adama is one of the first bands to blend Jewish content with African-based rhythms and music. With the launch of their new CD, there's no doubt that they will be taking the Jewish world by storm.


Johnny Sklar and Chanan Rosin joined to compose and arrange this fresh, dynamic, vibrant music - An illustration of their colourful upbringing as alternative orthodox Jews in the new South Africa. World-class Israeli percussionist Elad Ne'eman,introduced the band to the legendary Jazz bassist Gito Baloi, and by April of 2003 they were working, playing, and creating. In the time since then, the music and concept has grown exponentially. As is well known, Gito was lost to the crime of Johannesburg in 2004. His guidance and mentorship had opened a new class of composition in creating this original Afro-Judeo Jazzy, Reggae, middle-eastern Ethnic sound. "WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT,ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO -UNDER APARTHEID OPPRESSION,THAT THIS COULD EXIST? We are genuinely Jewish, genuinely township-Afro. We are the potential of our new democracy, manifest." On bass by Sowetan reggae, gospel and jazz maestro, Makhati Molekwa. On drum kit, Phosho Lebese, an exciting prospect on the South African music scene has been the band's groove master. Phosho drums for African jazz diva Judith Sephuma and African hipsters Bongo Muffin and Thandiswa Mazwai.

For the recording of their debut album "Majuda", they were graced by the musicianship of quality wind instrumentalist Ilan Arad, from Israel.Percussionist/vocalist Elad Ne'eman, who has since returned to Israel was also brought out to record "Majuda". This youthful group has plans to take this musical expression of South Africa's co-existence to the global world music scene, as well as the Jewish communities world-wide.

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