Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
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The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra is a Leeds-based afrobeat band that takes its influence from Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band amongst many others. Although their music uses Afrobeat rhythm and language, they also owe part of their sound to the space ...

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Biography

The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra is a Leeds-based afrobeat band that takes its influence from Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band amongst many others. Although their music uses Afrobeat rhythm and language, they also owe part of their sound to the space Jazz pioneers of the 1970s and the free jazz trailblazers of the 1960s[citation needed]. The band have been quoted as crediting James Brown and Tony Allen for having a large influence on their music.

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March Of The Idiots
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March Of The Idiots March Of The Idiots March Of The Idiots March Of The Idiots
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Blood In The Water
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Blood In The Water Blood In The Water Blood In The Water Blood In The Water
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New Frontier
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New Frontier New Frontier New Frontier New Frontier
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Future Ancestors
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Future Ancestors Future Ancestors Future Ancestors Future Ancestors
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Turncoat
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Turncoat Turncoat Turncoat Turncoat
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Towards Other Worlds
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Towards Other Worlds Towards Other Worlds Towards Other Worlds Towards Other Worlds
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Get On The Floor
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Get On The Floor Get On The Floor Get On The Floor Get On The Floor
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Put Leg to Road
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Put Leg to Road Put Leg to Road Put Leg to Road Put Leg to Road
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Crosstown Traffic
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Crosstown Traffic Crosstown Traffic Crosstown Traffic Crosstown Traffic
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Put Leg To Road [Live Session]
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Put Leg To Road [Live Session] Put Leg To Road [Live Session] Put Leg To Road [Live Session] Put Leg To Road [Live Session]
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Re-Education, Mis-Education
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Re-Education, Mis-Education Re-Education, Mis-Education Re-Education, Mis-Education Re-Education, Mis-Education
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African Kings
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African Kings African Kings African Kings African Kings
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'Get On The Floor' Session track
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'Get On The Floor'  Session track 'Get On The Floor'  Session track 'Get On The Floor'  Session track 'Get On The Floor'  Session track
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Lost In Kinshasha
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Lost In Kinshasha Lost In Kinshasha Lost In Kinshasha Lost In Kinshasha
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Biography

The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra is a Leeds-based afrobeat band that takes its influence from Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band amongst many others. Although their music uses Afrobeat rhythm and language, they also owe part of their sound to the space Jazz pioneers of the 1970s and the free jazz trailblazers of the 1960s[citation needed]. The band have been quoted as crediting James Brown and Tony Allen for having a large influence on their music.

The band was founded in 2007 after a series of jam sessions at the Leeds basement bar and music venue 'Sela Bar'. In 2009 after a couple of years defining their sound, the band were signed to independent record label First Word Records.

In 2010 the band performed throughout the UK at venues such as London's Plan B, Vibe Bar, The Wardrobe in Leeds, Limetree Festival and Shambala festival. On the 30th of October 2010 the band performed a live session on BBC6 Music for the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.

In 2010 The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra recorded their first single. It was released in January 2010 on 7-inch vinyl. On the A-side is a cover of Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix with the band opting for an original track 'Lost in Kinchasa' as a B-side.

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