THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “On their debut full-length, Ausecuma Beats encapsulate the spirit of this unique band; each track showcases the different talents of each musician and sonically explores what is possible when we join together and celebrate our differences.
Ausecuma Beats are more than just a band, they are a community, a family, a frame of mind Led by master djembe player Boubacar Gaye, the nine-strong ensemble demonstrate artists coming together based on an idea — the idea of place, of transplanting cultural heritage into a contemporary city. Ausecuma Beats contains people from all corners of the world, finding themselves together in new environments as a community.
Says Boubacar Gaye: “Our role is to develop a new style of music. To learn how to share with each other. The other guys learn a lot from me, about Senegal, my culture. I learn a lot about them, about Mali, other West African states. We work to lift each other, to learn from each other through music.
Each has a different mentality, a difference experience. Everyone has experience from their journey before they came to Melbourne and to Ausecuma Beats.”