Chicago’s Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int’l plays classic Central and West African dance music—specializing in soukous, Highlife, Rumba, Dry Guitar, and other delights from the great continent. The multi-racial band mixes their backgrounds in traditional African music, jazz, and underground rock to bring these classic sounds to life. The group has been winning over a diverse audience of listeners, dancers and rockers, and causing a buzz among established African music critics! Word of the group’s electrifying live shows is spreading as they play sold-out shows with Afropop legend Oliver Mtukudzi and art-pop superstar Andrew Bird. The group recently played another sold-out show in March appearing as a featured group in Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music’s Afrofolk series.
Jul 1, 2010
6:40 - 8 pm
The Illinois Lottery Taste Stage
Balbo & Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60604
For additional information please visit, http://occidentalbrothers.com
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l featuring Samba Mapangala
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