Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – January 14th, 2018

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

The Dave Kline Band

Sun, January 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Advance $15/ Day of Show $18 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band: Afrobeat, Highlife and Classic West African Big Band

The Dave Kline Band: World Fusion

All online sales stop at 5PM. Tickets are available at the door at 7PM unless the event is listed 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 eight Wammie Awards, including Artist of the Year, Debut CD of the Year, World Music CD (twice) and World Music Group (four times).
Chopteeth can be seen regularly at top venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore and Virginia, including The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Music Center at Strathmore, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, The 9:30 Club, The Black Cat, Blues Alley, Rock & Roll Hotel, The State Theatre, Iota and The 8x10 Club.
The band also performs frequently at major festivals in the area, such as Artscape, The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, The National Capitol Bar-B-Que Battle, The Silver Spring Jazz Festival, The Adams Morgan Day Festival, and many others.
Chopteeth has performed at shows with critically acclaimed world music, soul and jazz-funk groups including Aaron Neville, Gov't Mule, Chuck Brown, War, Grupo Fantasma, Konono No. 1, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Derek Trucks Band, Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, Toubab Krewe, The Iguanas and more.
The Dave Kline Band
The Dave Kline Band
A transplanted Brit, Dave Kline has shared the stage with Chick Corea and Dwight Yoakam in coast to coast performances.

Multi-Grammy winner Chick Corea had this to say: “Great music, man! Love the new CD ... Great tunes and such warm renditions. I love your musical universe … it's so fresh and creative and so Dave. Good luck with this and keep the music fires burning bright. You know why? Simply because you can! And do it so well.”

Not your usual violin music, the Dave Kline Band fuses contemporary sounds - rock, funk, jazz, blues, folk with music from timeless cultures of the world such as Caribbean, Latin, European, Middle Eastern, Celtic and African. With warp drive combustion the high energy original instrumentals are constantly innovating and improvising.

Dave Kline on electric violin and acoustic guitar. Fernando Mojica on electric guitar bringing soul and string wizardry. From Senegal, Etu Dieng on bass, adds African and western sounds to the mix. Jon Laine on drums has performed with artists such as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007