GWMF 2018 – Borders – Quarter to Africa
Quarter To Africa (Q2A) the uplifting Ethno-funk ensemble, combining electric Oud grooves, saxophone, trumpet, electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion, synthesizer and vocals. Its music creates an uplifting collage, fusing traditional Arabic “Makam” scales with African rhythms, jazz and funk.
The result is a unique mixture of East meet West, and a musical performance that is all about the GroOve & the Move and no one will stand still.
In the past few years, Quarter to Africa has performed across the world spreading their message while headlining several festivals and major events, including the RedSea Jazz festival, Jarasum fest (korea), magic live fest (japan) Israel film festival, the international Jazz festival, Jerusalem Festival and more.
Collaborating with many top artists as ester rada, reef cohen, Yossi fine, and the great Avishai cohen (Q2A members are also avishai’s rhythm section band)
Started as a duo in 2014, Q2A has slowly grown into a versatile ensemble of top musicians.
The band released its long awaited debut E.P in 2016 which is frequently played in top radio stations and which accordingly has gained acclaim within the local and international music industry, releasing the full album “The Layback” at February 2017, and the singles/videos are constantly played at major radio stations and tv shows
Into the creative process, Q2A weaves a philosophy built on three main principles: LOVE, UNITY & FRIENDSHIP. The result is a unique sound, which sets a fertile ground for fluid movement between composition and improvisation, upbeat and downtempo, complicated and simple.