Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Taste of Chicago, July 1: Occidental Brothers featuring Samba Mapangala

Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l featuring Samba Mapangala

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

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Facebook | Samba Mapangala

Facebook | Samba Mapangala

Official Facebook page for Samba just created!