Afinké: A Cuban or Puerto Rican word that refers to the Spirit that enters the musician and is then transmitted through the groove or feel of the music. The part of the music that makes you want to move.
The music of Afinké Machine is representative of the vast number of musical styles found throughout the Caribbean and South America. A five-member steelpan band, Afinké Machine plays the many traditional Caribbean styles such as soca, calypso, samba, bossa nova, salsa and reggae, with a touch of funk, R & B, jazz, and soul added to the mix. The sounds that originate from these steel drums are like no other. The music is spirited and vibrant, yet soulful and enchanting. A thorough knowledge of this music genre and steelpans enables Afinké Machine to provide a beautifully unique experience for everyone involved.
Afinké Machine is an acoustic blend of steelpans and percussion. The steelpans, also referred to as steel drums, are the lead pan, sometimes called the tenor pan. The lead pan usually plays the melody. Double seconds are two pans that are responsible for supporting harmony and the melodic line. The guitar pans consist of three pan drums and offer harmonic support. Six bass gets its name from both form (a group of six pans) and function (plays the bass line). The music of Afinké Machine will move the listener into inspiration.
Guest Musicians on Live and/or Studio Performances
Keith McGee (drums on How 'Bout This album & live show)
Rafael Campanile (acoustic guitar on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Sterling Gray (piantar on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Beau Jarvis (keyboard on live shows)
David Lord (guitar on live shows)
David Arrocho (percussion on on How 'Bout This album & live shows)
Jeff Stidham (drums on live shows)
Darren Dyke (steelpan guest artist on live shows)
Ray Holman (steelpan guest artist on live show)
Shawn Kail (bass live shows)
Shelly Fraley (vocals on How 'Bout This album)
Charles Franklin (vocals on How 'Bout This album)
DeAndre Manning (electric bass on How 'Bout This album & drums on live shows)
Colby Atkins (drums on live shows)