Afrodelic is the new project of guitarist and producer Victor Diawara who is
currently adding the finishing touches to his debut album “Dusunkun Hakili” (The memory of the heart), due for release in October 2020. The collection of songs is a tribute to Diawara’s father: well-known and respected Malian writer and poet Gaoussou Diawara who passed away in 2018.
Blend of pulsating rhythms and electronic music enriched by African flavours – Zmones.lt (People Magazine Lithuania)
A household name in Lithuania, Victor is also a successful music producer and
runs one of the country’s most important alternative venues – art factory Loftas,
where he hosts gigs of the most interesting local and foreign artists (Editors,
Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Fink and many others played the venue).
Formed in 2018, Afrodelic is a new step for Victor – an intriguing mix of African
music and electronic rhythms. The first single Le Temps est venu (The Time Has
Come) released in June 2020 features lyrics by Victor’s father, acclaimed Malian
writer Gaoussou Diawara – just like the rest of the forthcoming album, it.
Most of the songs on the debut album were recorded in Bamako with local
musicians and singers. Victor then reworked the recordings adding electronic
sounds and rhythms in his studio in Vilnius.
Victor Diawara: vocals, guitars, synths, samples and effects
Boris Kulenovic: bass guitar
Gediminas Mačiulskis: djembe, balafon, kalimba