Chicago Afrobeat Project

Chicago Afrobeat Project is a dynamic collective performing an original take on "Afrobeat"--a music born from the sounds of 60's and 70's Nigeria.

The band weaves African percussion and drumming styles into elements of jazz, funk, and rock to create a compelling, driving groove. Dancers, drummers, and soloists bring their musical foundation into play with the tradition of artists such as Femi Kuti and Fela Kuti. The band has had guest performances from such regional greats as Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Mars Williams, and others, several of whom are featured on their debut CD

World Rhythms