The Shaolin Afronauts

The Shaolin Afronauts

The Shaolin Afronauts are an Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band that is styled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Sun Ra. Their music incorporates elements of avant-garde jazz, soul and traditional African and Cuban percussive rhythms. Founded in 2008 out of a fascination with Afrobeat and creative improvised music the band began their life as a support for The Transatlantics before branching out to play their own shows. Over the course of the next few months, the group solidified with a core of twelve band members and expanded their repertoire of original songs.


The Shaolin Afronauts Discography Tracks


Shaolin Afronauts* Flight Of The Ancients (Album) Freestyle Records (2) UK 2011 Sell This Version
The Shaolin Afronauts Quest Under Capricorn (Album) Freestyle Records (2) UK 2012 Sell This Version
The Shaolin Afronauts Follow The Path (Album) Freestyle Records (2) UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FSR091 The Shaolin Afronauts Journey Through Time(12") Freestyle Records (2) FSR091 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
FSR098 The Shaolin Afronauts Brooklyn(12", Ltd, Num) Freestyle Records (2) FSR098 UK 2012 Sell This Version
FSR101 The Shaolin Afronauts Ojo Abameta(12") Freestyle Records (2) FSR101 UK 2014 Sell This Version