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Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

About This Event

Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms. Chopteeth’s sets feature original compositions along with updates of African dance classics, all while remaining true to the spirit of the music and its message. Band members step to the mic to serve up lyrics in a total of seven different languages. Chopteeth, the “Crazy Fools of Afrobeat”, called for rhythmic regime change on the band’s award-winnnig 2008 debut CD, with its dynamic original songs. And in 2010, the band’s live CD unleashed the power of Africa’s Golden Age, featuring choice selections from Ghana, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, and Nigeria.

Please Note: This show is 21+ - Must have valid ID present. No oversized bags or backpacks will be allowed into the venue. All bags/purses are subject to search. All patrons attending a show at Pearl Street Warehouse will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result from within the previous 72 hours. As always, we will ask for a a valid ID as well.

Pearl Street Warehouse 33 Pearl Street SW
Washington, 20024