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Phil Dawson is a guitar player who has worked and schooled himself extensively in many different African, Latin and Brazilian music traditions – together with styles that more typically cross the radar of someone with a similar British background: Roots reggae, punk rock, blues, soul, R’n’B, jazz and funk. His compositions naturally reflect this blend, and he is currently focused on a studio and band project that is focused on (some mainly) Anglophone West African musical ideas, inspired by many of the artists Phil has worked with, marrying them with elements of improv and extended harmony, assisted by some fine players both from within and outside these areas of music.
Phil has collaborated with many iconic musicians from the four compass points of Africa: Khaled (North); Osibisa and Tony Allen (West); Mulatu Astatke (East) and Hugh Masekela (South) as well as a host of other artists detailed on the live page… There is a sample discography here.

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