This 11-piece Afrofunk orchestra explores the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African beats and American popular music. At the core of Chopteeth’s sound is Afrobeat—a big-band funk, invented by Fela Kuti in 1970s Nigeria, that’s a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music, and James Brown-inspired rhythms.
Chopteeth features original compositions along with updates of African dance classics, remaining true to the spirit of the music and its message. Band members step to the mic to serve up lyrics in seven languages. This 14-time Wammie-winning group is sure to have you on your feet with its infectious beats and robust instrumentation.
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