Take a Trip to Africa and Dance Your Heart Out with Some of Boston’s Best Local African Bands: Every Thursday Evening (8:00 p.m. – Midnight)

July 31, 2011 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

Anytime you are in the mood to move and groove to the sweet sounds of Africa, you can just head on over to the Cantab Lounge in Central Square each and every Thursday evening for AfroFunk Night. And what a party this promises to be! You will be treated not only to one, but up to 3 live bands representing music from various regions from all over the continent, without ever having to leave Boston! Furthermore, since the performance roster varies from week to week, you’ll come to know lots ‘n lots of great local talent. What a great way to sample Boston’s local African music scene and have a fun-filled  time doing it too, dancing up a storm! Here’s a partial list of some of the event’s past performers:

 

Helder Tsinine & Kina Zori – Fusion of traditional and contemporary African genres

Galen Willett & Wildlife – Afropop

Tulikuta – Afropop, with emphasis on the music of Senegal, Cameroon, and South Africa

Forces of Nature – Afropop, featuring original compositions by Galen Willett based on styles of North and West Africa

 

Members of Zili Misik – Global fusion jam-style, featuring music of the African Diaspora 

Tarun Balani Collective – African genres blended with jazz 

Agbekor Drum and Dance Society – Percussive music of the indigenous Dogomba and Ewe tribes of West Africa 

Uyanga – African-American soul music with a new twist

 

 

I must say that even though this establishment is definitely not upscale in any way, shape, or form, the regulars seem to enjoy the place regardless, and consider it a fun, informal place to hang out and enjoy the dance floor. And you can do the same, each and every Thursday evening at The Cantab Lounge to some of Boston’s best local African beats.

Event Details:

When: Thursday evenings (8:00 p.m. – Midnight)

Where: The Cantab Lounge (Downstairs @ Club Bohemia)

Admission: $5.00 – $8.00

More Info: 617-354-2685

(Area Restaurants)

 

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Entry filed under: African music, Afropop, Concerts, Dance Parties, Local Artists, Series, World fusion. Tags: , .

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