Last Tribe NYC

CD Cover Urban Tribal Funk CD

The Last Tribe is a musical group that embodies the very essence of "urban soul". The New York City melting pot is where this multi-ethnic and sonicaly diverse band calls home. It's in these streets that founders Jason Rosen and Rolando Rosando have created their "Urban Tribal Funk"' a streamlined sound that echoes NYC's groove itself/ Funk, Latin, Reggae, Rock and Soul; it's all in ther to make a tasty stew.

Raw, like the basement where they rehearse and record in Harlem, the Last Tribe's songs are part urban reality and part tribal fantasy. The writing is socially provocative with lyrics that tell it like it is combined with music that defines the way it can be. One hand to the next, weaving a tapestry of sound acessible to all that hear it.

Influenced by rhythm sections like the Meters, The MGs, Sly & Robbie and so on...A rhythmic foundation supplied by percussionist Rolando Rosado (a.k.a. "El Cacique Del Tumbao") and its two newest members, drummer Yu Ojima & bassist michael "Big Daddy" Nordberg, propel the Last Tribe. Guitarist/songwriter Jason Rossen leads them, Jason's vocal style is rough, yet vulnerable. A cast of talented musicians support them to round out a solid groovin' sound.

Current Band members:

Jason Rosen-Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals
Rolando Rosado-Conga, Bongos, Miscellaneous percussion, Vocals
Michael Nordberg, Bass, Vocals
Yu Ojima Drums, Miscellaneous percussion