AfroMassive in Seattle!! [7/26/12 at Nectar Lounge]
Here it is y’all! For the first time since selling out Neumo’s alongside the famous Seun Kuti and The Egypt 80, AfroMassive – the California electro-funky Afro-beat orchestra will be hitting Nectar Lounge for an exciting return to Seattle.
These guys have been busy this year, touring up and down the Best Coast sharing their sounds with the masses. With support by The Unsinkable Heavies, an offshoot of The Polyrythmics, this show is sure to please.
AfroMassive is a collective of like-minded musicians looking to cultivate something uniquely different in our current diverse music scene. In honor of the musical legacy left behind by 70’s Nigerian musician/activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, AfroMassive’s stylistic approach takes it to another level. Utilizing Afrobeat’s unique instrumentation and musical aesthetic, AfroMassive brings their own influences to the table; The incorporation of in-your-face funk, the improvisational nuances of jazz, elements of electronic music and hip-hop and other influences from the sounds of West Africa, Cuba, and Brasil, make AfroMassive distinctive and a real palette-pleaser. Some of the musicians in AFROMASSIVE are or were members of Bay-Area afrobeat cohorts, ALBINO! and have also been a part of such groups as Gamelan X, SaQi, Everyone Orchestra, The Monophonics, Jacob Fred Jazz Oddessy, Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble, MooGot 2 and much more. The group was founded on Northern California’s infamous counter-cultural hub of Humboldt County in 2007, but has really developed since relocating to the Bay Area the group has diversified its membership, its music and taken the sound to the next dimension.
Creating a dense musical tapestry filled with thick interlocking and guitars, heavy bass and intricate percussion paired with and in face horn section and driving drumset, AfroMassive diversifies its sound and its listeners by seamless fusing this timeless instrumentation with unique layers of synthesizers, electronic drums, and effects. Don’t even think about missing your chance to experience this powerful group.
Here’s a little sample of some live sounds to give you a taste of what’s to come:
Grab you’re tickets here!