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Ajamu Akinyele

Ajamu Akinyele

Ajamu Akinyele [aka Andre Akinyele] is an American bassist, arranger, composer, and producer. His style is jazz/funk-fusion. He was the founder and bandleader of Gemini Soul, and recorded as R&B/funk singer Marcel (1998–2004). He now records as Andre Akinyele.


Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.


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