Los Angeles based Afro-Latin funk band Jungle Fire will release their debut full-length album Tropicoso on September 30th via Nacional Records.
With influences ranging from James Brown and Fela Kuti to Celso Pina and Lee Scratch Perry, Jungle Fire is a melting pot of Afro-Cuban rhythms, classic break-beats, tropical cumbia, and 70â€™s inspired West African funk, all layered with a uniquely Los Angeles grit.
Carrying the torch of genre-defying iconic artists like War, Cymande and Manu Dibango, Jungle Fire has earned a reputation as a vibrant, passionate live band, known across LA for notoriously powerful concerts. Â Jungle Fire has recently hit the road, winning fans across the country and in the U.K., with an electric live appearance on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 Radio.
Jungle Fire has performed alongside artists like Shuggie Otis, Lee Fields and Charles Wright. The band will be performing the Supersonico Festival in Los Angeles on October 11, alongside Calle 13, CafÃ© Tacvba, Ana Tijoux, and many others.