City Beat: “One World Weekend”

This article originally appeared in Cincinnati’s “City Beat.”

Spend the night as a globetrotter as A View of the World takes guests progressively around the world in a musical, dining, and cultural event. The Chicago Afrobeat Project will be playing jazz-infused afrobeat music all night long, as well as various DJs. Also check out an Asian inspired fashion show, gallery strolls, and appetizers from each hemisphere. One free drink included with ticket, cash bars also available. Only 1,000 tickets available in advance. $35.

Planet Jackson Hole Online: “Original Tunes right up JH music fan’s alley”

This article originally appeared on the Planet Jackson Hole Online.

Recipe for Afrobeat: Get the biggest mixing pot you can find and throw in Yoruba music, jazz, Highlife, funk, polyrhythmic percussion, political rhymes. Stir and bring it a roiling boil.

Afrobeat’s best-known artist may have been the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, but Afrobeat bands are popping up all over the U.S., giving props and respect to the genre decades later. Two of them will perform in the area this week: Albino and Chicago Afrobeat Project.

Adventures In Memphis: “Chicago Afrobeat Project”

This article originally appeared in Adventures in Memphis.

Do you like jazz, blues, samba, rock, house or reggae? If so, head on over to the Hi-Tone this Sunday for a show by the Chicago Afrobeat Project. They hale from, yes….Chicago, where I’ve seen them a few times and they put on a great show. The band is made up of about 10 members including a few drummers, full horn section, guitars, bass, and, on occasion, traditional African dancers.

Not convinced yet? Here’s video from a performance last month. Get down there and support these guys!! Hi Tone, Sunday, 10:30.