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

05/28 – Mary Ocher
05/29 – Maps & Atlases
05/31 – Bruno Major
06/02 – Tramps Like Us
06/04 – Froggy Fresh
06/06 – Caroline Rose
06/11 – Ocean Alley
06/14 – The Mother Hips
06/20 – The Dip
06/21 – Chad Valley
06/22 – River Whyless
06/23 – Welles
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06/29 – The Soul Rebels
06/30 – Post Animal
07/02 – Peking Duk
07/05 – Immersion
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07/07 – Walker Lukens
07/08 – Bombadil
07/10 – Bent Knee
07/12 – After Funk
07/14 – Whitney Rose
07/15 – Quiet Hollers
07/22 – Black Milk
07/24 – Castlecomer
07/25 – The Donkeys
07/31 – The Sea The Sea
08/15 – De Lux
08/20 – Amen Dunes
08/24 – Delhi 2 Dublin
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09/14 – Lucy Spraggan
09/24 – Arthur Buck
09/27 – SYML
09/29 – Island
10/04 – Ryley Walker
10/07 – SG Lewis
10/10 – Elliott Brood
11/16 – Shallou