Founded in late 2015, Revolutionary Council Afrobeat is a 10 piece musical force Drawing inspiration from African music genre called Afrobeat (Pioneered by Fela ransome Kuti in the late 1960s Nigeria and International Funk from all around the Diaspor, Rca orchestra is based in New York City they regularly meet new audiences around the city with a plethora hypnotic rhythms and daring improvisations with their tenured line up of musicians from all parts of the usa and around the world.
The horn section
the horns feature: Brian Cuifo, a veteran baritone saxophonist who sets the foundation for the horn section also a part of RCa's compositional process, next we have Trumpet & Flugelhorn specialist Pasha Karchevsky, Widely known in music circles for his lyrical style and great improvisational sense , Trombonist Brian Morgan, aka "Slide Funk" brings the power to Brass section he also doubles on hand percussion,brian draws inspiration from the legends of jazz and classical music it's clear why he is a highly sought recording artist and concert musician , last but not the least we have saxophonist & musical director Daniel Jones . One of the most unique improvisers on the bandstand Daniel utilizes his vast knowledge of traditional African musicology and his incredible versatility on a host of instruments , he has been with the council since the formation of the band in 2015.
The rhythm section
rhythm section features: bandleader Angel Acevedo - Drummer, Composer & multi instrumentalist he has gained a reputation of rhythmic powerhouse and that of a multi instrumentalist more than 10 different instuments. next we have founding percussionist & Art director Indigo Smith multi-percussionist & composer indigo plays a major hand in the ferocity of rca's sound, Zach Granick, and his bass always laying down incredible feel not to want to dance when he lays down his lines zach is the founding bassist of the band and among the first to join the council. Adanna Alexander a djembe specialist also gifted with a voice to sing adanna makes the most complex rhythms and rudiments look effortless her drum is a integral part of rca's sound. Babalola Ajisafe at the Congas he is a major force to be rekoned with bringing the sound of the Yoruba people to the band his conga rhythms leave even the most veteran of conga players in astonishment he can make 2 congas sound like 10 he is also a gifted drummer. Daniel Kottmann plays the guitar he plays a major component of the afrobeat rhythm section performing what is called the "Tenor Guitar" which plays a role similar to that of the bass with a percussive single note melodic line that supplements the groove and melody. Andrew Yanchyshyn is the most recent addition the council playing rhythm guitar
Other council members
Jason Disu - Trombone , Kai Sandoval - Trumpet , Nolan Tsang - Trumpet , John otten - Trumpet , Noah Halpern - Trumpet , Isaac friedman - Guitar & Bass , Misha savage - Guitar , Theo moore - Percussion , Jef brown - tenor & soprano sax , Paul Dubail - Guitar , Tyreek Jackson - lead bass