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

08/01 – Esme Patterson
08/02 – New Madrid
08/03 – Wild Adriatic
08/08 – Kristin Diable
08/09 – Sam Outlaw
08/10 – Prinze George
08/16 – Zig Zags
08/21 – Weaves
08/24 – Rich Garvey
08/25 – Beat Connection
08/28 – Valley Queen
08/29 – A Silent Film
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09/11 – Bibi Bourelly
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09/14 – Caveman
09/17 – Beaty Heart
09/20 – Mild High Club
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09/27 – The Saint Johns
09/28 – Porches
09/29 – Eden
09/30 – Ryley Walker
10/01 – DJ Dave Paul
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