DMSC Presents: Alma Afrobeat
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble is set to tour the US for the fourth consecutive year. The Barcelona based band, started by native Chicagoan Aaron Feder, is presenting their fourth studio album, Monkey See, Monkey Do. This release is the natural evolution of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble’s unique brand of modern Afrobeat, and their most complete, comprehensive and eclectic work to date. While most other Afrobeat bands are going the afro-funk route, AAbE follows their own path once again, as they did with their first 3 albums. “Monkey See, Monkey Do” combines all the elements of classic Afrobeat created by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen while leaving the band’s own unique stamp on the polyrhythmic musical style.
On this tour, as is their custom, the group is joined by their American touring musicians. Matthew Engel on keys and backing vocals, Cody Jensen on percussion, Joshua Thomson on alto sax, Eddie Quiroga on trombone, and Dr. Adrian Barnett on tenor sax. Additionally, the band is lucky enough to feature Ms. Marga Mbande singing lead vocals, and lending her elegant stage presence to the band.
The band will be playing 9 dates in two weeks throughout the Midwest, so make sure and come check out their sizzling, dance-inducing live show as they are only in the U.S. once a year!
Kum & Go Theater // $20 advance // $25 at the door // Doors 7PM // Show 7:30PM // All Ages