Timbila blazes ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge. The trance of spirit possession merges with the trance of free-spirited head-bangers. The surreal buzzing beauty of Mozambican xylophone (timbila) and hypnotic dream melodies of Zimbabwean thumb piano (mbira) soar with delerious guitar riffs, violin and sassy celestial vocals in grooves that are deeply funky, fierce and danceable. This band is part of an emerging cadre of young groups making a credible fusion of African music and rock ‘n’ roll. That said, no band in the world sounds like Timbila.