Chicagoist: “Pencil This In: Chicago Afrobeat Project At Martyrs'”

February 16, 2012

We’re jazzed around her for the upcoming Seun Kuti show at House of Blues. That doesn’t mean we can’t indulge ourselves in Afrobeat of a local flavor. Chicago Afrobeat Project pays homage to Fela without sounding like a clone of the founder of Afrobeat. Their sound incorporates Afro-Cuban music, Afican high life and straight up jazz to give a refreshing twist to the persistent rhythmic trance of other Afrobeat acts, and their live act has been honed to a razor sharpness through years of gigs.
Chicago Afrobeat Project comes to Martyrs’ for a show tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. and they’ll be testing out some new songs on stage. Opening for CAbP is Subplane. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.