Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP) is a dynamic, 8- to 14-piece collective rooted in '70s funk and jazz-infused afrobeat. In its own urban, contemporary style, CAbP reinterprets music pioneered by Nigeria's charismatic political activist, Fela Kuti. CAbP mixes Fela's traditional afrobeat with other dance-invoking musical motifs such as Chicago's electronic house music, complex Senegalese percussion rhythms and upbeat funk.
Evident in the band's personnel and appeal, the musical diversity of CAbP puts the group at home in any type of setting. Whether supporting world music acts like Steel Pulse, Burning Spear or Cyro Baptista, or acid jazz acts like Karl Denson's Tiny Universe or Garaj Mahal, CAbP finds new converts after each show. The music is immediately hypnotic and accessible regardless of a listener's taste.
Chicago Afrobeat Project is a project in the truest sense of the word. It evolves, but the mission goes unchanged: To push experimental afrobeat to listeners across the globe.
DJ VANKA (Stellartrax)
No one has explored the future of Afro-Latin music in the Bay Area more than DJ Vanka. Besides running the legendary Misturada party, the Belgian born DJ has played alongside the likes of Sidestepper, Yerba Buena, Seu Jorge, Los Amigos Invisibles, and many others. A master at mixing organic and electronic beats, Vanka always brings the vibe with his affectious and uplifting blend of "global urban roots music".
WHEN: DECEMBER 30, 2006
WHERE: ELBO ROOM, 647 VALENCIA STREET, SF, 10PM
TICKETS: $10 at http://maishaproductions.com
Official Website: http://maishaproductions.com
Added by afrofunk on December 20, 2006