"Afro Cookie" is the first single to be taken from David Hanke's forthcoming album 'Moyo Wangu' under his Renegades Of Jazz name.
'Moyo Wangu' (My heart) reflects on the years he spent during his early childhood with his parents in Arusha/Tanzania, showcasing twelve songs made out of his love for Afrofunk and recalling the time he spent there.
the first song "Afro Cookie" has the distinctive Renegades Of Jazz sound, a modern Afrofunk anthem, which was also the starting point back for the 'Moyo Wangu' album.
On the flip side, the track 'Pounding Song' with it's traditional sung chants is a work song in a dust infused uptempo Afrojazz treatment.
I'd recommend getting the full set of singles by Mohawkestra. Every track is killer. Paint it black breathes new life into what we all know is one of the Stone's best. Outrageously funky playing, and super, super in the pocket.
I was curious about the name of group. Wondered whether it was from a shared love of Alan Hawkshaw and Sun Ra? Jesse Brown