While afrobeat has experienced a hip resurgence of late, this is a group that’s been doing it since before it was cool (or as cool as it is today), and one that takes an original approach. As the name implies, Chicago Afrobeat Project has always had the goal of, “breathing the intensity of Chicago’s rich music scene into the infectious sounds of afrobeat.” Infectious. That word is used a lot in relation to this band. Judge for yourself Thursday at the Eastside.

[The Eastside Club Tavern, 9 p.m., 410 E. Fourth Ave., Olympia, 360.357.9985

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