Afinké Machine mixes it up on their second album How ‘Bout This with added instrumentation including electric bass, piantar, acoustic guitar, and vocals on select tracks. A beautiful mixture of Caribbean, Brazilian , Hip-Hop, and Classical all in one.
Afinké: A Cuban or Puerto Rican word that refers to the Spirit that enters the musician and is then transmitted through the groove or feel of the music. The part of the music that makes you want to move.
The music of Afinké Machine is representative of the vast number of musical styles found throughout the Caribbean and South America. A five-member steelband, Afinké Machine mixes traditional Caribbean & South American styles such as soca, calypso, samba, bossa nova, salsa, and reggae with funk, jazz, and soul in a unique and original format. The sounds that originate from these acoustic steelpans (steel drums) are like no other and produce the largest amount of overtones than any instrument. Afinké Machine’s music is spirited, vibrant, soulful, and enchanting.
Afinké Machine Founding Members
Joseph John Peck
Keith McGee (drums)
Rafael Campanile (acoustic guitar)
Sterling Gray (piantar on Blood Shot)
David Arrocho (percussion)
Shelly Fraley (vocals on How ‘Bout This)
Charles Franklin (vocals on Blood Shot)
DeAndre Manning (electric bass on Blood Shot)
How ‘Bout This was released on Friday, March 29, 2002 at THE WAREHOUSE, 214 commerce (formerly known as Lee Shiney Gallery) in Wichita, KS. Afinke Machine toured through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado in the Spring of 2002 to support the release of How ‘Bout This.
Afinke Machine plays steelpans built by Ellie Mannette and tuned and maintained by Ellie Mannette and Darren Dyke.