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The Budos Band

Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, USA
Years Active: 2005 - present
Genres: Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Soul

The Budos Band are an "Instrumental Staten-Island Afro-Soul" outfit recording on the Daptone Records label. The band has ten members (up to thirteen members at times) who play instrumental music that is self-described as "Afro-Soul," a term ''and'' sound which - in a 2007 interview - baritone saxophone player Jared Tankel elucidates as, being drawn from Ethiopian music the band had been listening to that had a soul undercurrent to it, which the band then "sprinkled a little bit of sweet 60's stuff on top" of. Jazz, deep funk, Afro-beat, and soul influences can be heard in the Budos Band recordings, all of which were recorded at Daptone Records at the label's own studio, ''Daptone's House of... Continue Bio >>

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