AFRODISIAC - A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF FELA KUTI! FEAT. DUKE AMAYO FROM ANTIBALAS AND MEMBERS OF THE MOTET, EUFORQUESTRA AND ATOMGA

KGNU & Boulder Weekly Present

AFRODISIAC - A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF FELA KUTI! FEAT. DUKE AMAYO FROM ANTIBALAS AND MEMBERS OF THE MOTET, EUFORQUESTRA AND ATOMGA

Chicago Afrobeat Project

Sat Jun 17

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.

NO BAGS

AFRODISIAC
AFRODISIAC
Afrodisiac is Colorado's all-star tribute to Fela Kuti featuring Amayo of Antibalas, Dave Watts of The Motet and more...

Amayo - vocals
Dave Watts - drums
Ben Rubin - bass
Matt Wright - keys
Mike Tallman - guitar
Casey Hrdlicka - guitar
Scott Messersmith - percussion
Matt Grundstad - percussion
Jeff Porter - percussion
Leah Concialdi - bari sax
Serafin Sanchez - bari sax
Gabe Mervine - trumpet
Tom Gershwin - trumpet
Austin Zaletel - alto sax
Drew Sayers - tenor sax
Frank Roddy - tenor sax
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Chicago Afrobeat Project
As practitioners of a “non-traditional” interpretation of afrobeat for 15 years, Chicago Afrobeat Project continually reinvents itself within a genre first pioneered by Fela Kuti. The group’s latest studio release “Nyash Up!” shows the group redefining their signature version of afrobeat by incorporating elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, and stylistic explorations of rock, jazz and funk.

The group is set to release its next studio release “What Goes Up” in summer 2017 featuring master afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. The vocal-hevy album also features JC Brooks, Kiara Lanier, Akenya Seymour, Legit, Ugochi and more.

Chicago Afrobeat Project and Tony Allen first collaborated in the summers of 2013 and 2014 on a series of concerts across the U.S. and studio work in Logan Square’s Fullerton Recording Studio. “What Goes Up” is the culmination of that collaboration and criss-crosses Tony Allen’s effortless afrobeat feel with hip-hop, vintage synths, raucous horns, slinky guitars, and a heavy dose of politically driven, Chicago attitude.

As a genre, elements of afrobeat of the music are pushing their way further into more diverse and mainstream outlets with a widening array of successful artists such as The Roots, Janelle Monae, Vampire Weekend and drawing influence from the sound.

Chicago Afrobeat Project embarked as one of the first nationally touring American bands to take the sound to the masses. The band has mastered a sound that weaves the uniqueness of the Chicago music scene with a distinct western-influenced Nigerian style of music. The group performed with Seun Kuti (son of the late Fela Kuti) and featured Sahr (the original actor portraying Fela in the Broadway musical) as a part of the official Fela! musical in Chicago. In the past with artists the group has performed with notables such as Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead, Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Paul Wertico, Steve Kimmock, Sugar Blue, Howard Levy, and many others.
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com