About BamJimba Productions
In 1999 Jim Bamber AKA The Fatman AKA Jimba AKA DJ Phat Bassa etc. etc. .... lost a good friend in Rastaman Papa Wade McKinney, who died from Sickle Cell Disorder complications. Bamjimba's first CD "I Love" was made in order to donate to the UK Sickle Cell Soc. charity .... a success (Mr Bamber was even invited to an award reception at 10 Downing St!)
From this success he ventured into the digital media world with an online only EP "Wakey Wakey Wake Up" featuring tracks mixed by The Mad Professor at Ariwa in London.
The first CD was mainly instrumental because, honestly, we didn't have a vocalist. Now we do!! El Fata is originally from Nigeria .... via the Ivory Coast .... and what a vocalist .... what a frontman .... what a songwriter .... what a star ....!! Check him out and a host of the usual suspects, but also including Rico Rodriguez, Dennis Bovell and MCs Jah Ducks and General Sensi on the new Bamjimba CD "Routes"
In 2007 Jim was diagnosed with cancer....but working from home he is producing the third CD in the trilogy "Into The Dance". He has also released a charity single in aid of ex-child soldiers worldwide....entitled "Lay Down Your Arms and Dance". Go to the Buy Music page for all this.... New Bamjimba CD "Into The Dance" will be released early in 2010. Watch this space!
Yeah well.....finally "Into The Dance", the last CD in the Bamjimba trilogy, is out now. You can buy it here or download single tracks at iTunes...eMusic...Rhapsody...AmazonMp3 etc. etc. ... Another labour of love...!
2012 saw the release of "Rhythm", a real melting pot of world rhythms, exotic time signatures and diverse instrumentation! . .. It's hard to classify"Rhythm" in any particular musical genre and in essence that's the point. Imagine Miles Davis awash in a sea of Weather Report ethereal textures. Cetlic Funk meets Bueno Vista Social Club , head on ! A Kaleidoscopic landscape of African and Latin percussion fuses with rock, jazz, reggae, pop and soul .. . this is what the BamJimba label does best .. . the unexpected ... and here it is . . . A unique musical vision that pushes the envelope way out there ! The album has also generated over £3000 for
the charity Cancer Care . . . such is the nature of the man and his music, a credit to the music industry.