Mandrill is one of the most important pioneers of World Music and one of Funk and R&B's most progressive bands.
Featuring special guest: The One Sun Lion Ra ("Fire In the Sky")
+ Introducing Soul/Rocksta
Derek McKeith (7:30PM Set)
Clearly one of the most important pioneers of World Music and one of Funk and R&B's most progressive bands, Mandrill is one of the most sampled groups of today. They have been introduced to a whole new generation of younger fans who are appreciating, in live concerts and through Internet access, the power and artistry of this band.
You can hear their signature sound on Kanye West's "Two Words" with Mos Def from Kanye's Grammy Award-winning College Dropout album as well as on Brandy's single "Talk About Our Love" featuring and produced by Kanye West from her Grammy-nominated Afrodisiac album. Other samples include Shawty Lo's' "Dey Know", KRS One's "For Example," Black Eyed Peas "Weekends," Floetry's "Have Faith," Wyclef Jean's "You Say Keep It Gangsta," Tweet and Missy Elliot's "We Don't Need No Water," Kindred's "If I," and Nas' "U Gotta Love It."