When: Sat., March 31 2012
Ranging from seven to fourteen (or more) members, the Chicago Afrobeat project always brings a crowd on stage. They also bring a crowd of musical influences to the stage, including afrobeat, funk, jazz and rock. Columnist Kyle Long spoke with David Glines, a guitarist for the group, about the influence of Fela Kuti, seminal afrobeat artist. “After untangling all that spins out of Fela’s music, from the brilliant use of street wit to the horn melodies that chill your spine and the clever criticisms of political leaders, what’s left is simple: a rhythmic pocket so deep that it’s impossible to fight,” said Glines. Get into that rhythm at this Friday's show with the Chicago Afrobeat Project.