The band has begun recording its first studio album at their rehearsal loft on Lake Street on the west side of Chicago. Due out in Fall, 2004, the album will feature Chicago Afrobeat Project staples from the last couple of years as well as some surprises.
Ever extending its geographic reach, Chicago Afrobeat Project has booked three performances during the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz Festival:
- Thursday, April 22: Maple Leaf
- Saturday, April 23: The Core at the State Palace Theater
- Sunday, April 24: CAbP Crawfish Boil Party
Visit the CAbP tour schedule for specific venue information.
Thursday, the boys bring their funkified Afrobeat blend to the Maple Leaf, a pillar of the New Orleans jazz scene, as they open up for 2 sic featuring George Porter Jr. and David Torkanowski. Showtime starts at 9 p.m.
Then on Sarurday, The Core at the State Palace Theater hosts CAbP as they open for the Sam Kininger Band. Shotime is also 9 p.m.
Make sure you come hungry on Sunday as the band hosts the CAbP Crawfish Boil in Uptown New Orleans. The show begins at 4 p.m. Call 504.905.7862 for directions.
Come one, come all and get yourself caught up in the beat — NOLA-style!
Join us on November 12, 2005 at Martyrs’ to celebrate our debut disc we’ve been working on for almost 18 months. We’re playing two shows: an all-ages afternoon show at 2 p.m. and then an evening show at 9 p.m. with Howard Levy, Fareed Haque, Morikeba Kouyate Zach Brock and other guests. Advanced ticket purchasing for the shows is now closed. You can pick up tickets at the door at Marytrs’. We can’t wait to see you there.
Percentage of Proceeds Benefit Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria
A portion of all proceeds from the CD Release Celebrations as well as the CD will be donated to Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria (JAAIDS), a non-profit organization based in Lagos, Nigeria that develops innovative communication strategies to help fight the spread of AIDS.
Martys’ Restaurant and Pub
3855 N. Lincoln Ave
Evening Performance Details (21+)
Day-Of Tickets: $12
- Howard Levy
- Fareed Haque
- Morikeba Kouyate
- Zach Brock
- Live art with Chadwick
- DJ Kennedy Octane to spin between sets
- Showtime: 9 p.m.
- Afternoon Performance Details (All Ages)
- Day-Of Tickets: $8
- Showtime: 2 p.m.