&friends is the musical concept and brainchild of New York based Sean Thomas. Drawing the breadth of his inspiration for these musical works from the African Diaspora, Thomas had a vision to create a project embodying tradition, culture and community culminating in the coining of &Friends. Through a journey fueled by passion, determination and drive, Sean Thomas set out to foster meaningful connections first with his best friend and music producer, Michael Scheinker, as well as with creators all over the continent of Africa. Chosen family is a finite cornerstone of the &friends project. The stories that can be told through the beat of the drum. This concept is at the heart of the musical path of &friends, through a meaningfully curated assortment of African collaborators, the mission of each song

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