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


7th Street Entry

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


Date: Ended 05/10/14

Upcoming events

10/26 – Fruit Bats
10/30 – Honeyblood
11/01 – Abisha Uhl
11/06 – Trails and Ways
11/09 – Dingus
11/12 – Royal Canoe
11/14 – Boom Forest
11/15 – Ghostband
11/17 – Alanna Royale
11/20 – The Gotobeds
11/23 – Night Moves
11/25 – The 4onthefloor
11/30 – Sloslylove
12/08 – Sweater Beats
12/10 – Paper Bird
01/19 – Isaiah Rashad
02/19 – Banners