Apr 26, 2010
The Afrodelic Stegosaurchestra
The Afrodelic Stegosaurchestra is an Afrobeat band based out of Tucson, Arizona. The band was originally formed by drummer Arthur Vint and saxophonist Mike Moynihan in the fall of 2004 after attending a concert by the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.
The original formation of the group had only five members, but by the summer of 2005 Afro Steg had grown in size to eight members. It was with this lineup that the group began playing festivals and parties in and around the Southwest. At the 2005 Fullerton Jazz Festival in Fullerton, California the band won 1st place in it's division and Mike, Arthur, and Andrew were recipients of individual awards for their solos. Other festivals that Afro Steg has regularly appeared at include the 4th Avenue Street Fair, the Arizona Jazzathon, the Tucson Family Arts Festival, and Filmstock.
In February of 2006, the band won 1st place in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest/Arizona Daily Star "Battle of the Bands." They were voted the best of seven bands that competed on the Rialto Theatre stage on February 10th.
Inspired by these successes, the band again grew in size and augmented their instrumentation with a full percussion section. They self-released their debut CD on January 3rd, 2007 at the Solar Culture club in Tucson.
1. Matches 7:22
2. Baby Goat 6:43
3. Madam Siti 8:10
4. Afrobeat Music 6:21
5. Blue Waterbuffalo 2:01
6. Shaka Zulu 5:10
7. The Gods Must Be Crazy 3:44
8. Giraffe Man 8:32
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