Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Still hungry for more Afrobeat...check this out.

Did you miss the Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Madison) and Femi Kuti (Milwaukee) shows?

Well check out Anitbalas and The Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP).

Antibalas (pronounced ahn-tee-BAH-lahs) is a Bushwick, Brooklyn based afrobeat band that is modelled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music is primarily afrobeat, their music incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.

Currently they are touring mostly outside the U.S. right now with the exception of only one show on Aug 4th - Governers Island, NY. Check out their latest release, Security from their site store.

Chicago Afrobeat Project
(CAbP) is a dynamic musical collective rooted in '70s funk and jazz-infused afrobeat. CAbP mixes traditional afrobeat with other dance-invoking musical motifs such as Chicago’s electronic house music, complex West African percussion rhythms and upbeat funk. At each performance, the polyrhythmic groove and sharp horn lines of CAbP stir up energetic momentum, sweeping listeners directly to the dance floor time and time again. (taken from their "about" page).

Their new cd titled, (A) Move to Silent Unrest will be out in September but can be pre-ordered here.

Check them out live (near the MMR area):

Thu, 8/2/07 6:30 pm
Jazz in the Park in Milwaukee
Free, All Ages

Thu, 8/23/07 11:30 am and 6:00 PM (Also 2 sets)
Peanut Butter and Jam in Kenosha, WI
No Cover

Thu, 9/13/07 10:00 pm
High Noon Saloon in Madison
$8 advance, $10 day of show

Hopefully we will see you there.


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