This Is Afrobeat! with Shokazoba

/ Jun

This Is Afrobeat! with Shokazoba

Front Room
09:00 pm

Sat June 30th

The Hudson Valley’s funkiest dance party THIS IS AFROBEAT returns Sat June 30th!

DJ Shaman Vybez x dj.sterling
with special guests Shokazoba (9 piece Afrobeat band)

$10 | 21+ | 9PM Doors / 10PM Party

Shokazoba is a nine piece horn driven funk powerhouse! They began in 2005 as a Fela Kuti tribute project and now produce original work aiming to inspire greater human awareness through conscious funky fusion jazz with progressive topical lyrics. Voted “Best of the Valley” five times, nominated as “Artists of the Year” by the New England Music Awards, and recognized with several honorable distinctions by the African Jazz Review, Shokazoba performs top quality, high energy music designed to move your feet, inspire the mind, and activate our souls!

​”Sometimes a record really can wake you up from whatever slump you’re in, and make you feel refreshed. For an amateur of New World music like myself, Shokazoba is perfect; the band’s music is succinct, exciting, and new and makes you want to listen to the genre for a deeper understanding.” – CMJ

Resident DJs Sterling + Shaman Vybez will be showcasing Latin American and African music that created the Afro Beat sounds. Dj Sterling had recently visited Guatemala and was inspired with the music he had heard while on his visit. He called up Shaman Vybez and asked if he was down to rock a party featuring AfroBeats, Cumbia, Latin, Reggae, Boogaloo and Reggaeton. So “This Is AfroBeat” was created.

Afrobeat is a music genre which developed in the 1970s out of a combination of West African musical styles, such as Juju Music,It began in Nigeria in the early 70’s with Ghanaian influences. Nigeria’s most referred, mainstream, internationally toured and Grammy recognized Country music, Fuji music, which was influenced by the western ensembles borrowed from its leading native category (the Juju music) and high-life together with American funk and jazz, with a focus on chanted vocals and percussion.