Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – June 10th, 2017

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Dan N' Friends (Ft. Dan Steele)

Sat, June 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Advance $15/ Day of Show $20 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Chopteeth: Afrobeat, Highlife and Classic West African Big Band

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet.

The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms.

Chopteeth’s sets feature original compositions along with updates of African dance classics, all while remaining true to the spirit of the music and its message. Band members step to the mic to serve up lyrics in a total of seven different languages.

Chopteeth, the "Crazy Fools of Afrobeat", called for rhythmic regime change on the band's award-winnnig 2008 debut CD, with its dynamic original songs. And in 2010, the band's live CD unleashed the power of Africa's Golden Age, featuring choice selections from Ghana, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, and Nigeria.

Since 2007, the members of the Washington Area Music Association have selected Chopteeth for a total of thirteen Wammie Awards, including Artist of the Year, Debut CD of the Year, World Music CD (twice) and World Music Group (for the last nine years in a row).
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/