Even with its modern-day energy that appears to blend well with today’s mainstream sound, Tribe of DJEMBE‘s Welcome Rise firmly establishes the band as a distinct act with their own unique style to the music, and it works; this really blends those things exceptionally well.
Tribe of DJEMBE offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Reggae, Afro-Beat-Hip-Hop, and World Dance move the Tribe’s audience. Move the Body, then Move the Soul is the band’s credo. They are led by the very open-minded songwriting approach of Ricardo “Tribe” Ricketts, a singer-songwriter. The band also has one of the most deadly RYTHM SECTIONS around, as well as a terrific pair of guitarists, a fine keyboard player, and incredible percussionists. Audiences at their concerts groove to aware vibrations backed by wonderfully beautiful music. Tribe’s storytelling songwriting style and the band’s sincere expressions through their instruments may elicit emotional enthusiasm from an audience. A Tribe of Djembe concert is an unforgettable experience that will live on in the hearts and minds of the audience for a long time. The band is well-liked by its varied fan bases and admirers.
The dance-hall bounce adds a summertime groove to an originally vintage and synth-soaked environment, helping keep things interesting. Weave in that voice, honesty, and character, and the whole thing illuminates the Tribe of DJEMBE sound and style in a catchy, authentic way.
The set-up works nicely structurally, and we always get the essential resolution of the hook — the title-line booming through the mix.
Nicely done, creatively innovative, and unafraid to delve into the music’s depths.