Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Tickets Gypsy Sallys Washington Saturday, June 10


Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Event

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Saturday, June 10
Doors @ 7:00 PM MST
Show @ 9:00 PM MST
Price: Advance $15/ Day of Show $20 + Fees
Ages: 21 and Over

Chopteeth: Afrobeat, Highlife and Classic West African Big Band

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Advance $15/ Day of Show $20 + Fees

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big BandChopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms. Chopteeth’s sets feature original compositions along with updates of African dance classics, all while remaining true to the spirit of the music and its message. Band members step to the mic to serve up lyrics in a total of seven different languages. Chopteeth, the “Crazy Fools of Afrobeat”, called for rhythmic regime change on the band’s award-winnnig 2008 debut CD, with its dynamic original songs. And in 2010, the band’s live CD unleashed the power of Africa’s Golden Age, featuring choice selections from Ghana, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, and Nigeria. Since 2007, the members of the Washington Area Music Association have selected Chopteeth for a total of thirteen Wammie Awards, including Artist of the Year, Debut CD of the Year, World Music CD (twice) and World Music Group (for the last nine years in a row).

Venue Information

Gypsy Sally’s

3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

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