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Phil Dawson is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist steeped in African, Latin and Brazilian music traditions, along with genres maybe more typical of someone with a similar British background: Roots reggae, punk rock, blues, soul, R’n’B, jazz and funk. His compositions reflect this blend, and are currently fuelled by Anglophone West African musical ideas, inspired by many of the artists from that region Phil has worked with, marrying these ideas to improv and extended harmony.

Phil has collaborated with many iconic musicians from the four compass points of Africa including Khaled (North); Osibisa and Tony Allen (West); Mulatu Astatke (East) and Hugh Masekela (South) as well as a host of other artists from the London scene and elsewhere detailed on the live page… There is a sample discography here.

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