Chicago Afrobeat Project and Black Market Brass

Together for over a decade, inspired by the late great Fela Kuti, the Chicago Afrobeat Project offers very big music for a pretty small room this week. You may have seen this group backing Fela's wonderful drummer, Tony Allen, at the Cedar Cultural Center last summer. They've also backed Fela's son, Seun Kuti, in the Windy City, and performed with other Chicago jazz, blues and rock heavyweights, including: Jeff Parker (of Tortoise); Howard Levy (of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones); Paul Wertico (of The Pat Metheny Group); and Sugar Blue (of "Miss You" fame). So, the Chicago Afrobeat Project obviously keeps good company. More importantly, they keep a mighty groove going, whether playing Nigerian music or unlikely covers -- would you believe an Afrobeat treatment of System Of a Down's "B.Y.O.B."? Tom Surowicz

Price: $12 - $15

Where

7th Street Entry

7th St. and 1st Av. N.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 05/10/14

Upcoming events

01/28 – Hollerado
01/31 – Cherry Glazerr
02/03 – Kevin Garrett
02/04 – Gibbz
02/07 – Susto
02/09 – Meat Wave
02/11 – Priests
02/13 – Sonreal
02/16 – The Chinchees
02/17 – Colony House
02/18 – Dorothy
02/19 – Banners
02/21 – Whitney Rose
02/27 – LVL Up and Palm
03/03 – Sticky Fingers
03/06 – Teen Judge
03/12 – Eisley
03/29 – Nick Hakim
03/30 – The Dig
03/31 – Jain
04/02 – Kate Tempest
04/08 – Delicate Steve
04/15 – Ne-Hi
04/25 – Sondre Lerche
04/29 – Lydia Ainsworth