This Friday, CAbP helps Milwaukee get over the New Year’s blues with a special performance at the Mirammar Theatre. Master talking drummer T.J. Okulnola from Lagos, Nigeria joins us for the performance along with CAbP dancers Tosha and Koya. Live artist Chadwick will paint on the spot, and we’ll be introducing some recently written material to Milwaukee. If you haven’t had chills from music in a while, come play along with CAbP. Tickets are only $8.
After many years (more than five!) of playing our 1st Saturday of the month “First Beat” series in Chicago, we’re moving onward. No more 1am to 5am sets at Kinetic Playground. The first Saturday in February (the 2nd) will mark the end of an era. It all began at the Note in Wicker Park playing for the rowdy off-the-streets crowds that packed into the place at 2am as the earlier bars closed. We had many a fun night there. Kinetic was a nice change of venue–really cool atmosphere. The fact is, we’ve decided we’re only going to play more ‘accessible’ shows from now on (for the most part) covering the ‘normal’ evening entertainment hours. Who knows, we might even try out some new venues. Stay tuned for a whole array of unpredictable events with CAbP around Chicagoland!
Hip hop meets afroeat this Friday night, January 11, at the House of Blues in Chicago when CAbP helps Kenyan/American band Extra Goldenwho has serveral members currently living in Kenya and unable to work due to the humanitarian crisis there. The Kenyan Red Cross is raising $15 million for for 500,000 Kenyans suffering from a recent post-election uprising in Kenya. CAbP is donating a portion of the House of Blues benefit to both Extra Golden and the Kenyan Red Cross.
At the performance, CAbP will feature emcees from the All Natural Crew along with break dancing from the Chicago Brickheadz, CAbP’s African dancers, and live art from Chicago artist Chadwick (Mos Def, Cook Kids, Lady Soverign). Master talking drummer T.J. Okulnola from Nigeria also joins the band. Fareed Haque kicks off the night at 9 p.m.
VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE SHOW:
Eboney & Tosha