Friday 16th August 7.30pm – 1am
Rob Roy Reindorf, born on the 13th of May 1949 in Accra, is one of the most legendary and enigmatic figures of the Ghanaian or even the West-African 1970s scene. His stand-out track “Make It Fast, Make it Slow” has been sampled by characters like J Dilla and Camp Lo. After moving to Benin, Rob learned to play the piano at a music school in Cotonou and later on cut his teeth with the local music royalty such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo or The Black Santiagos – an experience which he then took home with him to Ghana, and which qualified him to become the mastermind behind swinging large funk outfits reflecting his love for American heavyweights like James Brown or Otis Redding.
On his first ever tour of Europe, Rob will be backed by an impressive all-star cast of musicians – people who are linked to names like Ebo Taylor, Jimi Tenor, Embryo or The Poets of Rhythm, to only a mention a few.
By popular demand, Analog Africa is proud to be repressing a high quality limited edition of 1000 copies of Rob ́s first legendary “Funky Rob Way” album, one of West Africa’s most fascinating recording.
“Quite swiftly composers of taste are breaking the pedantry of all too luscious music setting and depicting rather the abounding chaos and peace symptomatic of a new age. Among these very modern composers is young and talented Rob who belongs to the new spirits who are setting a blistering pace in Today ́s music.” – Ebo Crentsil for Essiebons Record, Accra 1977
“…this album is an unwaveringly infectious cocktail of slinky grooves, sultry wah-wah guitar, catchy horn hooks, and awesome percussion. Even without Rob, this would be great, but his sheer character and presence elevate this album to “classic” status.” – ***** Brainwashed