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2009 Rewind: V for Velvet Kente

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VELVET KENTE The local quartet infused the scene with a welcome burst of something-completely-different on its way to winning the 2009 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Anchored by singer/songwriter and guitarist joshua (one name only), the band blended deep, traditional funk rhythms with Afrobeat into something just as meditative as it is danceable. Credit, especially, joshua’s transfixing voice and drummer Jamal’s almost polyrhythmic command. Follow Velvet Kente’s lead; enter the 2010 Showcase online at arktimes.com/showcase.

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