Funk Ark, The / From The Rooftops
Album:From The Rooftops Collection:General
Artist:Funk Ark, The Added:Nov 2011
Label:Esl Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-18 Pull Date:2012-02-19 
Week Ending:Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 1Dec 25

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 29, 2021:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon (with Grady ... (rebroadcast from Feb 16, 2012)
From The Rooftops
4.Feb 13, 2014:Sunshine . . . on a Full Moon Afterooon
(12:32 p.m.) Horchata
2.Oct 28, 2014:funk to folk
A Blade Won't Cut Another Blade
5.Dec 24, 2013:Sunshine . . . on a Christmas Eve Afternoon
From The Rooftops
3.Mar 13, 2014:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon!
From The Rooftops
6.Nov 12, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-12-16 
The Funk Ark – From the Rooftops
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/16/11
Afro-Jazz-Funk big band from DC. Mostly instrumentals, with lots of horns, keyboard and percussion. Drawing influences from African and Latin music, but mostly really just FUNKY. Combines a jazz ensembles intellectualism with a booty-shaking funk groove. What’s not to love?
1. 4:32 ***relaxed, swingy sashay, a bit downtempo, horn section and farfisa. Awesome baritone sax solo.
2. 3:57 ***stuttering guitar intro, uptempo but swingy and danceable – you can tell there’s a mashup of Afro-Latin elements.
3. 4:00 ****super-mambolicious Afro-jazz percussion, upbeat and War-like. Extra cool! Hip Hop vocals, all about DC.
4. 4:25 ***lopsided but bitchen midtempo hip wiggler.
5. 3:52 ***mellow midtempo jazzy Latin groove, lots of horn action, farfisa solo.
6. 5:16 ****uptempo with cowbell and big percussion – sounds like a long-lost War track. Which is a very high compliment!
7. 3:46 ****sweeet uptempo and complex syncopation, focus on keyboards, significant soul macossa component, lovely blatty sax.
8. 4:31 ****funky strut with great bass sound, double-time guitar and keyboard. Just niiiice.
9. 4:35 **downtempo and relaxed with a smooth jazz vibe. It’s relaxing me to sleep, actually.
10. 3:47 ***a bit uptempo, syncopated, Afro-jazz to the fore.

Track Listing
1.A Blade Won't Cut Another Blade 6.Horchata
2.Diaspora 7.Katipo (The Spider)
3.Funky Dc (Featuring Asheru And Sitali) 8.From The Rooftops
4.El Beasto 9.Pavement
5.Carretera Libre 10.Power Struggle