D.C.-based Chopteeth guitarist Michael Shereikis is best known for playing funky Nigerian Afrobeat. But from 1997 to late 1999, Shereikis lived in Côte D'Ivoire, where he met singer Yeoue Narcisse and guitarist/vocalist Tiende Laurent. They formed a group called Zieti, and along with drummer Alex Owre they made an album—but the release was lost when the recording [...]
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Around this weekend and looking for interesting things to do that won’t break the bank? Well, check out these free–and almost free–events from my site Free in DC.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on 14th St. NW near P, Hemphill hosts photographer and filmmaker Kendall Messick, who will sign his new book, The Projectionist.
Further north on [...]
Mike West is out this week; here's some jazz!
An Evening w/ King Sunny Ade & his African Beats. 9:30 club. $25. All ages.
The Paulverizers, Idle Americans. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Oleta Adams. Birchmere. $39.50.
Novalima, Pistolera. Black Cat. $18/$22. All ages.
Lovvers, Small Doses, Cigarbox Planetarium. Comet Ping Pong. All ages.
John Legend, India.Arie. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $36–$109.
Hello Society, Marbin, Lucky Dub. The Red & [...]
I headed to Chesapeake Beach last weekend equipped with the essentials: sunscreen, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and Chopteeth's self-titled debut. Sunscreen was unnecessary (the day, though steamy, was overcast), the pillars a bit heavy (WWI Turkish politics ≠ beach reading). But man, the Chopteeth was right on the money. Whether funky-murky ("Dog Days"), feel-good-shimmery [...]
The Dance Party, Ra Ra Rasputin, Tigercity, Casper Bangs. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
Deja Blue, Clarence “Bluesman” Turner. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
Handsome Furs, Dri, The Cinnamon Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
Lynne Fiddmont. Blues Alley. $25.
Atheist, The Faceless, Psyopus, The Agonist, Gnostic, Condemn the Infected, A Bloodbath in Boston. Jaxx. $20/$23.
Alex Brown Quartet [...]
Remember Chopteeth? BPB reviewed 'em back in October during the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. They cook. They dance. The Korgans are fat. The horn section is beastly. And the protest ("Struggle") generally takes a backseat to the party ("Upendo").
Their LP is called "Afrofunk Big Band." It's great. [...]
As promised, some stills and vids from Friday night:
...and the Chopteeth videos...
Nice horn bit:
Trouble viewing? Check out the YouTube versions here and here.
Review below; videos and photos forthcoming.
"The future of la musica is assured," a beaming Jim Byers informed the 9:30 club on Friday night.
Byers, the host of WPFW's "Latin Flavor," spoke after a stellar performance by La Timbistica, a high-flying salsa outfit also known as the Berklee College of Music Latin Jazz All-Stars. The [...]