the dogon lights
West Oakland meets West Africa in The Dogon Lights, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali. What makes this band so arresting is the electro-acoustic blend. Evan Fraser supplies the irresistible twang on th eMalian kamale n’goni, and Synthesizer, while Vir McCoy’s provides monster grooves on Gnawan sintir, electric bass and guitar (Fraser and McCoy also play together in Hamsa Lila). Bongo Sidibe is a native of Guinea and a master djembe drummer. With Ashel Seazuns rapping and rhyming over Garry Norris’ hip- hop beats on the drum kit, The Dogon Lights deliver an Afro-hip-hop sound unlike any other Bay Area band.