Ghanaian vocalist Pat Thomas and his all-star Kwashibu Area Band return with their brand new album ‘Obiaa!’ (Strut). Labelled ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’, Pat Thomas has had a defining influence on highlife, afro-beat and afro-pop, not least through his long-lasting collaboration with Ebo Taylor. The come-back album ‘Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band’ (Strut, 2015) was a triumph that sent him on a massive tour, which also brought the band to Roskilde Festival in 2016. Here the band created a wild dance party and received rave reviews. And the party continues at ALICE, when Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band plays a concert with brand new material and classics in October! DJ Kipanga feat. Simone Ahà will spin some splendid records.
“I’m an afrobeat drummer but Pat Thomas is highlife. That is what he does so well.” -Tony Allen