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 1970s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms.Chopteeths 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.
Born in Brittany, the Celtic region of western France, raised mostly in rural North Carolina, and a traveler through Latin America, Alex makes music that expresses his unique confluence of world cultures, a personal crossroads of the exotic and the familiar that he calls New World jazz. His previous CDs include Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007) and Second Life (2010). He performs with both his quintet and trio and has headlined celebrated venues including Blues Alley, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Twins Jazz, and the Jazz in the Garden series at the National Gallery of Art. Kundalika, repertoire is rooted in the Hindustani Indian classical tradition but with influences from blues, bluegrass, rock, and jazz; and the Urban Virtuosos, which blends Mandingo West African music with hip-hop, R&B, and jazz.
Please join us Saturday Jan 15 as we welcome LatinBluesFunk back to our stage.
LBF is a Washington D.C. band which specializes in Latin, Blues and Funk music. Members of LBF have appeared with groups such as the Ohio Players, George Duke, El Gran Combo, Willie Colon, Horace Silver, Ray Barretto, and Young and Rollins. They have also played with local salsa bands such as Peligro, Tentacion, Sin Miedo, Alfredo Mojica and Friends, and Tumbao.
On Thursday December 30th we welcome Adwela & The Uprising to the stage.
This is a FREE SHOW
Adwela & the Uprising is a nationally touring seven-piece award winning roots reggae band based out of Virginia, United States of America. The music created by Adwela & the Uprising is conscious music that spreads truth. Adwela’s soul stirring lyrics give you no choice but to come to a new overstanding about the world we live in and who you choose to be.
Adwela & the Uprising was named Best New Artist in 2015 by Virginia Reggae out of Virginia Beach. They have since blossomed with several national tours under their belt. Adwela & the Uprising’s resume speak volumes by way of media coverage, television appearances, and rave reviews.
The highly anticipated first album “The Road Less Traveled” was released March 2017. Charting at #28 on the iTunes reggae album charts while spending three weeks on the top 100 charts. Adwela & the Uprising bring such a unique sound they most certainly stand out in their own right. Musical influences stem from icons such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Damian Marley, just to name a few. Adwela & the Uprising will also be touring internationally in September 2018. Adwela & the Uprising continue to grow a faithful following with each performance and tour, and in doing so are grateful for the people they have met along the way. Ever committed to the less popular mantra of “message over popularity”, we are very humbled by the masses that have galvanized around our mission and helped keep universal music alive and well!
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All patrons attending a show at Pearl Street Warehouse will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination as well as valid, matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be a physical card, photo of your card or digital vaccine record. Additionally masks are required to be worn indoors per the Mayors reinstated mandate Thank you for your cooperation.
This show is 21+ only. No oversize bags or backpacks will be allowed into the venue. All bags/purses are subject to search.
G.A. seating will be first come first serve. The Mezzanine is accessed by a staircase. For ADA seating requirements please contact the venue directly before purchasing tickets.
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.