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It’s Quarter to Africa and we gonna get the energy real fine


Drop your fears
Put on your smile
No time to waste
No need to hide
It’s Quarter to Africa
And we gonna get the energy real fine

Drop your fears
Come say hello
Let’s all together
Wait for the dawn,
You know when the dawn Will come
The energy is gonna get real high

So drop your fears
It’s no good for nobody
And I think it’s better
To let it go
Don’t let it take control
Over you soul


from The Layback - (Full album 2017), track released February 18, 2017
All music by Yakir Sasson & Elyasaf Bashari
Musical production by Quarter to Africa.

Yakir Sasson - Saxophone, Guitar, Vocal
Elaysaf Bashari – Oud, Bass, Vocal
Roei Friedman - Percussion
Artur Krasnobaev- Trumpet
Arad Yeini – Trumpet
Yonatan Daskal – Keys
Yaron Mitelman – Bass
Tal Kohavi- Drums
Gal Dahan – Tenor saxophone

Recorded at Kicha and Extension studio
Engineered and recorded by Uri "MoMo " Barak & Yakir Sasson at “Kicha studio” & “Extension studio”, Tel Aviv Jaffa
Mixed by Uri “MoMo” Barak
mastering: Michael Fossenkemper at "turtle one studios", NY
Pre productions & additional recording by Yakir Sasson at “Extension studios” Old Jaffa
Album Production & management - Amir Rozanes “Southern productions”
in cooperation with “East West Music” (NPO) Jaffa
album design & booklet artwork by Eran Sasson


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Quarter to Africa Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

Quarter To Africa is a multi-cultural roots ensemble, combining electric Oud grooves, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, guitar, bass, drums,synthesizer and vocals. Its music creates an uplifting collage, fusing traditional Arabic “Makam" scales with African rhythms, jazz and funk. ... more

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