New Tracks: The Funk Ark – “Hey Mamajo” & “El Rancho Motel” + ‘High Noon’ Out Next Week


Many of you probably remember sweating yourself into an funky euphoria after catching the spirit from The Funk Ark’s last release, From The Rooftops. Less than a year later, the group is bringing us High Noon, which continues on with 60′s and 70′s African and Latin funk that’ll have your senses on overdrive.

Below you can sample a couple tracks, the celebratory sounding “Hey Mamajo” and the sexy, lilting “El Rancho Motel.”

Look forward to High Noon to drop on April 3.

Also, catch the crew at their album release party next week! Enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!

Event Details
The Funk Ark Release Party
w/ Chico Mann, Federico Aubele, and Ursula 1000

Thursday, April 5

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street

Tickets: $15
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New Release: The Funk Ark – ‘From The Rooftops’ + MP3


DC-based world funk ensemble The Funk Ark has just released their debut album, From The Rooftops, and might we say that it’s quite uplifting. Drawing inspiration from African and Latin funk music of the 60′s and 70′s, The Funk Ark oozes a soulful vintage sound channeling Afrobeat and big band funk.

Keyboardist and songwriter Will Rast, well known for his work with the likes of Thievery Corporation and Ocote Soul Sounds, fronts the eight-piece band. The man is bringing it and taking listeners on a global funk journey that will have you melting into the dancefloor.

Catch The Funk Ark on tour this and next month!

The Funk Ark – “El Beasto” [MP3]

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Tour dates after the jump