One of the most enigmatic artists to come out of the West African 70s funk scene is making his first ever trip to Europe and will play at Porthtowan's Mount Pleasant Eco Park.

By popular demand, Analog Africa is repressing a limited edition of 1,000 copies of Funky Rob‘s first legendary Funky Rob Way album, one of the most sought after 70s era Afro-funk records.

Born in Accra, Ghana, in 1947, Rob was an admirer of American artists Otis Redding, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles. 

He began his music career in Benin with bands such as the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and the Black Santiago, and then went back to Ghana to write his own songs. He joined the Mag-2 military band in 1977, founded by Amponsah Rockson, which had an entire section of its ensemble dedicated to horns along.

Together, they recorded two cosmic, Afro-American funk-inspired progressive dance floor albums sung in English. Funky Rob Way is the first of the two, a blend of psychedelic wah-wah guitars, catchy horn hooks, and groovy percussions led by Rob’s charismatic energy and Amponsah’s arrangements.

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 mention a few.

Advance tickets for the Eco Park gig on Friday, August 16 cost £12 and are available online at Doors open from 7:30pm and Cabana Kitchen will be open, serving a vegan/vegetarian supper on the night. 

Camping and glamping is also available on site.