Farafi

Bio

Farafi is an Afro-jazz duo from Germany.

Darlini Singh Kaul and Joy Tyson were raised by musical families. Right from their childhood, they were keen on visiting unfamiliar worlds both in real life and their imagination. Darlini was born in London, with Indian-French roots. She went to a French conservatoire, later on, she studied theatre and dance in the UK. Joy, whose family comes from Eastern Europe, grew up in Clearwater, Florida. When she was 17, she moved to the West Coast to raise dairy goats and study sustainable living in a community in California.

The two women were united by their shared love for African music. From their early beginnings in Goa, they were surrounded by an enthusiastic community of musicians who explored different music traditions, such as Indian classical, Turkish and Arabic maqam. Of course, they were inspired by Western jazzcats as well. When it came to naming their band, the duo drew inspiration from the West African Bambara term ‘Farafina’, meaning the ‘land of the black skin.’ In addition to their own, wildly creative ‘farafish’ language, African vernaculars are key to Farafi’s way of singing.

The heart of Farafi is a duo, with both women singing. Joy plays the cajon, Moroccan krakebs and frame drum, Darlini the West African ngoni, the kashaka and Indian ghungroos. There are exhilarating percussion tracks such as Ey Budida and enchanting acoustic ballads like Sembere. Farafi can extend to as much as a live eight-piece band, creating songs like the female warrior chant Djanya Wofu, an unadulterated blues power. Darlini and Joy encourage every listener to feel the beauty of expression and celebration, with a natural power that resonates in the album title Calico Soul.

Joy and Darlini have travelled the world. Now that they consider Berlin their new home, they teamed up with local label Piranha Records – Kreuzberg’s outpost to send messages from the global underground. After two official bootlegs, the time is right to release Farafi’s debut album. Calico Soul is the poetry of two free-spirited women, joining their voices together with a world-bound, cosmopolitan sound. Calico Soul is a timeless message of hope, togetherness and freedom.

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Stella Chiweshe - Sarura Wako (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Ndikafa (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Kachembere (Remastered)

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Farafi - Desert Sun
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Farafi - Sembere
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Farafi - Djanya Wofu
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Farafi - Nina Andelea
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Farafi - Senzenina
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Farafi - Ya Musu Salam
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Farafi - Ey Budida
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Farafi - Gina
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Farafi - Yeden
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Farafi - Tigri
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Videos

Farafi - Gina
Farafi - Gina (Trailer)
"Here We Move Here We Groove" Movie Trailer (2021)
Stella Chiweshe - Chachimurenga (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Kachembere (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Ndikafa (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Sarura Wako (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Vana Vako Vopera (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Njuzu (Remastered)
Stella Chiweshe - Chapfudzapasi (Remastered)
Farafi - Djanya Wofu
Stella Chiweshe - "Ambuya!" (album trailer)
Stella Chiweshe - Njuzu trailer
Afropentatonism - ''Meet The Band''
Afropentatonism - On The Road
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur - Afropentatonism (album trailer)
Alhousseini Anivolla talks about ''Algher''
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur - Algher (trailer)
Farafi - Djanya Wofu (Official Video)
CheChelos - La Juguetona (KdK 2019)
Fehart Güneyli - Dostum (KdK 2019)
Guardiens Of The Groove - Summer In Da Hood (KdK 2019)
Ambradovi - Sombrerito (KdK 2019)
MirMix Orkeztan - Belgrad At Night (KdK 2019)
La Guagua - La Cumparsita (KdK 2019)
Cisco Pema - Du (KdK 2019)
Son Kapital - Là Bas (KdK 2019)
Jamila & The Other Heroes - Change (KdK 2019)
Thiosanne Group - Nit (KdK 2019)
Djatou Touré & Band - Africa Ahoi (KdK 2019)
3 Women - Heartbeat (KdK 2019)
Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabruk (aJan Remix)
Ali Hassan Kuban - Hanwil Tanza
Ali Hassan Kuban interview (Berlin, 1989)
Ali Hassan Kuban Interview Teaser (Berlin, 1989)
Ali Hassan Kuban "From Nubia To Cairo" reissue (teaser)
Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabruk (Congratulations)
Tanam Sabri Fersuda | Sabri Brother
Sumandesko Kolo | JOVA STOJILJKOVIC DUVACKI ORKESTAR
Sharikiat Orient | Gaya feat. Anoushka
Champones | Orquestra Os Jovens do Prenda
Pheonix City | LES MISERABLES BRASS BAND
Chikara | Stella Chiweshe
Eliah Rocks 1 | Brother Moses Smote The Water The Klezmatic
Baiao | Oswaldinho Do Acordeon
Farandole | Vujicsics
Habibi Wa Enaya | Salamat
Ja Foi (It's over) | Cidade Negra
Mariguinha | Bonga
Ethio Stars feat. Mulatu Astatke - Yekereme Fikir
Forró Miór - Flor de Lis Boa (KdK 2018)
Mehira Cruz - Tempo (KdK 2018)
Mil Santos - Solito llegaré (KdK 2018)
Misses Melaza - Mi música cubana (KdK 2018)
OKO - Tsurni Ochi (KdK 2018)
Quame 65 - Farbenblind (KdK 2018)
Adir Jam - Janaki Mou (KdK 2018)
Bakane Seck and the Jeri Jeri Band - Jeri Jeri (KdK 2018)
Luiza Meiodavila - Calma (KdK 2018)
CURRAO - Berlin Tango (KdK 2018)
Moussa Coulibaly & Lonitiba - Dambe/Vergiss nie deine Kultur (KdK 2018)
Darbe - Cile Bülbülüm (KdK 2018)
Marko Markovic Brass Band - "Gypsy Rege" - Live in Berlin
Botswana Music Guitar - vinyl release - teaser
Marko Markovic Brass Band | DJ Robert Soko BalkanBeats (Berlin 2017)
The state of Ethio jazz - an interview with Mulatu Astatke
James Andrews Brass Project feat. Trombone Shorty (Heimatklänge, Berlin '98)
Oumou Sangare - Sigi Kuruni (Berlin 1993)
Watcha Clan - Goumari (EarthRise Soundsystem Remix)
Kolo Novo Movie Band - Bolujem Ja (Robert Soko Remix)
Mode Plagal - Four On The Flo (Robert Soko Remix)
[dunkelbunt], Cloud Tissa - Mia Kwa Mia
Al Lindrum and his magic hat - Come together
Florian Mikuta - Giampara (Robert Soko Remix)
Ziveli Orkestar - Do Jaja [Robert Soko Remix]
Fanfara Tirana - Zot O Zot [dunkelbunt] remix
Sonia Brex - 17 ter März
Watcha Clan - Ch'ilet La Yani
Sonia Brex - A Little Bird
[dunkelbunt] - Tales of the Chocolate Butterfly
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Ruke
Boris Kovac - Oktoberburrefest
Balkan Clarinet Summit - Nostalgic Dances
Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra - Interlude
Fanfara Tirana - Merre Lehte (Take it Easy)
Watcha Clan - In Nin'Alu intro
Salamat - Habibi Wa Enaya
Mahmoud Fadl - Alara
Maurice El Medioni - Ya Ghbina
Mahmoud Fadl - Nubian Walk
Emil Zrihan - Mahani zin
Le Zagazougou - Djanfa
Ethio Stars feat. Mulatu Astatke ** Digital Single ** teaser
Frank London - Técso Jewish tune #1
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars A Shiker Iz A Bloyzer Shpiler
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Oysgemisht Bonus Track
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Shish Kebab
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Secret Dance of The Scissors
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Lieberman Funky Freylekhs
Emil Zrihan - Maka Shelishit
Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabruk
Ruth Yaakov - Violin tsiftetelli
Ruth Yaakov Ensemble - Chapkin Te Quiero
Maurice El Medioni - Cocktail Andalou
Watcha Clan - Les Courbes de Ton Corps
Ruth Yaakov - Bre Sarica
Maurice El Medioni - Ma Testahalchi
Ruth Yaakov Ensemble - Ud Instrumental
Marko Markovic Brass Band - Gypsy Rege
Marko Markovic Brass Band - Leskovacka Rumba
Ali Hassan Kuban - Yah Nasma Yah Halina (1990)
The Oyster Brass Band feat. Yarinistan - I Fought The Law
The Klezmatics - Fun Tashlikh
Cabruêra - Zabê Sabe
Chico Science e Nação Zumbi - Rios, Pontes e Overdrives
A Cidade - Chico Science e Nação Zumbi
Oswaldinho do Acordeon - Forrozando em Berlim
Oswaldinho do Acordeon - Baiao
Degas, Weiser - Es Waren Zwei Konigskinder
Anastacia - Arrepiar
Cascabulho - Prosa de Rio e Oferenda de Siri
Anastacia Funk Bole Lumere Lumera
Anastacia - Maracatu
Cascabulho - Pau de Quiri
Cello Trio - Reflexos
Cello Trio - Entree
Can I Get A Witness? 30 Years 30 Artists 30 Titles **Trailer **
Frank London - Glass House
Frank London - Glass House Orchestra - Trailer
Die Nächte des Ramadan - Trailer
Sabri Brothers - Tanam Farsuda Jan
KdK 2017 | Mr Zarko - Fingerbang My Heart
KdK 2017 | Les Colorés - Guadeloupe Martinique
KdK 2017 | Djatou Touré - Africa
KdK 2017 | il Civetto - Eh Babare
KdK 2017 | Dawai Dawai - Dawai Dawai
KdK 2017 | Ange da Costa - Resurrection
KdK 2017 | Los Chicos del Pantano - Zombie
KdK 2017 | Maurizio Presidente! - Les Chemins Dansants
KdK 2017 | DJ Voodoocuts - Cumbia En Do Menor (Voodoocuts remix)
KdK 2017 | Chotokoeu - Xa fai sol
KdK 2017 | Mariachi Internacional El Dorado - El Cascabel
KdK 2017 | The Zap - Unbucken Lucky
Marko Markovic Brass Band - Digital Single Release - Trailer #2
Tukul Band - Konso Music (feat. Mulatu Astatke)
Marko Markovic Brass Band - Digital Single Release - Trailer
Ethio Stars - Kermosew (feat. Mulatu Astatke)
Ethio Stars | Tukul Band feat. Mulatu Astatke - Addis 1988 - Trailer
Kad Ja Podjoh Na Bembasu - Robert Soko Remix
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Moliendo Cafe
Bonga - Monakin' gui xica
Boban Markovic Orkestar - Disco Dzumbus
Bantu feat. Ayuba - Oya
Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchest - The Last Balkan Tango
Lord Mouse and The Kalypso Katz - Monkey Bop
Silatigui - My Life In The Ghetto
Ali Hassan Kuban - Habibi
Maurice El Medioni - Bienvenue / Abiadi
The Klezmatics - Honga
Watcha Clan - Tchiribim
Magnifico - Hir Ai Kam, Hir Ai Go
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - In The Marketplace All I Subterfuge (Podolye, Podolye)
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Makedo
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Asfalt Tango
Dunkelbunt ft. Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar - Cinnamon girl (Radio edit)
Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar - Sat
Chango Spasiuk - Mi Pueblo, Mi Casa, La Soledad
Boris Kovac & La Campanella - Crazy Love Waltz
Oswaldinho do Acordeon - Segura As Calcas
The Klezmatics - Beggars Dance
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Besh O Drom
Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchest - Begin for Julia
Chango Spasiuk - Chaco
Ali Hassan Kuban - Abu Simbel
The Klezmatics - Bulgars No. 2
Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchest - Octoberburrekfest
Oswaldinho do Acordeon - Oito Baixos
Le Zagazougou - Allah Ma Diana
Estudiantina Invasora - Caterina
Daniele Sepe - Lunita Tucumana
Duo Amante Guajiro - Me Voy Pal Monte
Maurice El Medioni - Aime Toujours
Chango Spasiuk - Mi Bien Amada
Jay Collins - Respira Profundo
Grupo El Organo Pinareno - La negra tomasa
Daniele Sepe - Zamba Del Che
Maurice El Medioni - Tu N' Aurais Jamais Du
Ensemble "Seguidores Del Son" - Todo Eso
Orquesta Cumbre De Pinar Del Rio - Yo Soy El Mas Cheveré
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Hora Andalusia
Watcha Clan - Balkan Qoulou
Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar - Dzumbus Funk
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Out of What?
Maurice El Medioni - Je N'Aime Que Toi
Sonia Brex - Smoky Town
Balkan Clarinet Summit - Khardy
Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra - Voz
Boris Kovac - Begin-ing
The Klezmatics - Di Sapozhkelekh (My Boots)
Daniele Sepe - Lunita Tucumana
Mahmoud Fadl - Berdish
Sonia Brex - Good Times
Baaba Maal - Hamady Boiro Videoclip (Berlin 1993)
Calypso in Berlin Trailer
Stella Chiweshe - Mhandu Ye Hove
Bantu feat Ayuba - Fuji Satisfaction
Baaba Maal & Daande Lenol - Thiebo
Bonga - Samora Machel
Stella Chiweshe - Chachimurenga
Tukul Band - Konso Music
Rifo & Lamine Kouyate - Deadfathers Fayaale
Oliver Mtukudzi - Bvongodza Muto
Os Jovens Do Prenda - Makame
Mzwakhe - The Spear Has Fallen
Stella Chiweshe - Mapere
Ethio Stars - Yetentu Tez Alew
Allen Ginsberg & The Klezmatics (Berlin, 1993)
Boris Kovac & La Campanella - Dukeland In Your Heart
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Untitled II
Daniele Sepe - Tema di Maddalena
Boris Kovac & LaDaaba Orchest - Danza Transilvanica
Cello Trio - Trenzinho Caipira
Chango Spasiuk - Chamame Crudo para Gabriel Villalba
Mahmoud Fadl - Sabaht Wagdan
Emil Zrihan - Maka Shelishit / Mawal
Cabruera - Erectos Cactos
Balkan Clarinet Summit - Tyrans Daughter
Boris Kovac & LaDaaba Orchest - Orient Express
Semer Ensemble - Die Welt Ist Klein Geworten
Ali Hassan Kuban - Bettitogor Agil
Kelbi Razahi - Ya Maalem
Son Del Mayabeque- Runidera
Boris Kovac & LaDaaba Orchest - Tango Apocalypso
Frank London & Boban Markovic - Doin' The Oriental
Ghorwane - Pim Pam Pum
Sayed Khalifa - Samra Oya
Maurice El Medioni - Oh! Ma Belle
Terezinha Araujo - Valsa Azul
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Lume Lume
MFA KERA (The Voice) & Black Heritage feat Mike RUSSELL - Europe
Nasser Kilada & Groove of the Nile – Bent Blady
Dunia – Addounia
Mil Santos – Mi Ultimo dia en el Mundo
Hey Jetman – The Orbiter
Yusuf Sahilli - Hold On
Oriental Connection - Çayelinden Öteye
Rachelle Jeanty AfroJazz Experience – Fever
Riders Connection - Ticks of the clock
Los Pistoleros - El Paso Pistoleros
Mate Power – Lobizon
Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz - Calypso Hipshake
Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra Gipsy Manifesto EPK
Balkan Clarinet Summit Trailer
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Manea Cu Voca
Bonga - Olhos Molhados
Wazimbo feat. Kakana - Domingo Sombrio
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Pantagruel, Shiker Hindert Prozent
Lord Mouse and The Kalypso Katz - Dream Of A Jungle Cat
Chico Science & Nação Zumbi - A Cidade
La Guerrilla Musical - Karneval 2006
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - A Time Of Desire (Curha Mix)
Djatou Touré & Le Privilège - La Fièvre Du Carneval
Oswaldinho & Banda Som de Forro - Feira De Mangaio
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees
Lord Mouse and The Kalypso Katz - Goombay Drum
Victor Roque y La Gran Manzana - Vamos A Beber
Pinduca - Sinha Pureza
The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson - Shnirele, Perele
Watcha Clan - We Are One
Boris Kovac & LaDaABa Orchest - Tango Apocalypso
Chango Spasiuk - Triste Domingo
Sister Fa - Milyamba
The Klezmatics feat. Kathryn Farmer - Go Down Moses
Simentera - Dor Di Amor
Le Zagazougou - Djanfa
Mahmoud Fadl feat. Salwa Abou Greisha - We Daret El Ayram
Ruth Yaakov Ensemble - Salgash Madre
Stella Chiweshe & The Shrine Synchro System - Zvinonhamo 2007
Jalilah feat. Ihsan Al Mounzer - Lebanese Bouquet
Salamat - Betfout
Orchestra Marrabenta Star de Mozambique feat. Dulce - Wene u n'ga yale
Anastacia Azevedo - Pe De Coco
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar LIVE @ WOMEX 06
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Put u Sumrak
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Makedo
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar - Svitanje
Darko Rundek & Cargo Orkestar "Ista Slika"
Ihsan al Mounzer - Ali's Nay
Mahmoud Fadl - Mouled
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Iag Bari
Solomon & Socalled - Freylekhs Fun der Khupe
Boban Markovic Orkestar - Balkan Fest
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Wild Silence
Solomon & Socalled - (Alt shul) Kale Bazetsn
Emil Zrihan - Habibi Dyali
Hossam Shaker - Zagat Naima
Mahmoud Fadl - Halawa Ya
Salamat meet Les Musiciens - Du Nil Kadabin
Ali Hassan Kuban - Habibi
Fanfare Ciocarlia turns 20 - Piranha Records celebrates!
Watcha Clan Hasnaduro & Im Nin'Alu remixes ep#2
Brass Noir - On The Trans-Balkan Highway
Hungarian Noir - A Tribute To The Gloomy Sunday - Trailer
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar - Obecanje
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Si suite
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Mi Yamalay
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar - Ajde Ajde Fato
Mahmoud Fadl - Halo Aleina
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Casablanca
The Klezmatics - Elijah Rock
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - Cocek No.5
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Hora Cu Strigaturii
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar - Hava Naguila
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars - In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Mr Lobaloba
Semer Ensemble - Live Recording Of A Rescued Musical Treasure [Gorki Studio Я]
Balkan Clarinet Summit Trailer 16Okt2014 2
Balkan Clarinet Summit - many languages one soul - Trailer
Boban & Marko live at WOMEX 2013 in Cardiff
Watcha Clan - Ziggurat FM Remixes #3 EP - EPK
Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz - GO CALYPSONIAN - EPK
Watcha Clan - Hasnaduro (Shazalakazoo Remix)
WeAreOne 4heroRMX MikeLombard
Sister Fa talks about Female Genital Cutting
Robert Soko's BalkanBeats SoundLab EPK
Cosmonautix - Marusia LIVE @ Kaffee Burger Berlin
SoniaBrex-Fruehling in Berlin.mpg
Magnifico - Giv Mi Mani 2
Sister Fa about FGC
Boban i Marko Markovic feat. Miss Platnum - "Sat" / "Time" live at Kesselhaus/Berlin (08.10.2009)
Balkanbeats Trailer
Sista Fa Keep it up Piranha
Darko Rundek Congratulations to PIRANHA
Maurice El Médioni on France 2
Chango Spasiuk "Mi Pueblo, Mi Casa, La Soledad"
Stella Chiweshe at Africa Festival 2006 part 2
Stella Chiweshe at Africa Festival 2006
FALLEN ART feat. Fanfare Ciocarlia
CABRUÊRA "cancão pra ninar"
Boban Markovic Orkestar "Hava Naguila"
Boban Markovic Orkestar "The Promise"
Maurice El Medioni feat. Roberto Rodriguez "Oran Oran"
Fermin Muguruza "Big Benat"
Gino Sitson "Bi Nyai"
Fermin Muguruza "Urrun"
Bantu feat. Ayuba "Fuji Satisfaction"
Wazimbo "Nwahulwana"
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