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Though West Africa's melodic drumming and drive gave birth to rhythm and blues, jazz and funk, Muyei Power's Afrobeat album "Sierra Leone in 1970s USA" proves that James Brown and his funky drummer's music did not groove down a one-way street. Can you dig it?

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Multi-culturalism isn't just an ideal for Brooklyn, N.Y.-based musician Nasimiyu. It's the core of her identity and her sound, which grooves between Afrobeat, dream pop, experimental rock and neo-soul with total confidence. Judge for yourself on the new track "Raise Your Arrow (The Hunt)."

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Orgone and Monophonics provided a heavy dose of funk and soul for St. Louis last night at the Old Rock House.

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Although based out of Fort Collins, Colorado since 2008, Euforquestra’s roots were planted in Iowa City at a time when the local music scene there was budding with new, notable acts and musicians (e.g. Chicago Afrobeat Project and Diplomats of Solid Sound).

Published in Music News
Thursday, 17 March 2011 23:38

Orgone 3/17/11

Los Angeles-based Orgone has its sound down to a groovy science. Skeptics of life energy or libidinal wizardry (Google orgone) beware; you will be taken over by a potent mixture of funk, soul and afrobeat.

Published in Live Performances
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 10:20

The Afromotive 7/8/09

The rich musical traditions of West Africa and American funk come together in Asheville, North Carolina ensemble The Afromotive. Led by djembe player Adama Dembele, the afrobeat band hit KDHX for an exclusive live performance on Hip City.

Published in Live Performances
Sunday, 01 February 2009 16:35

Mahjongg 2/1/09

Polyrhythmic beat boxers, Afro-beat deconstructors and all around electro-minimalists, Mahjongg is a puzzle inside of a riddle inside of a puzzle. The Chicago collective brought its tense, imaginative sound to the studios of KDHX.

Published in Live Performances
Friday, 25 July 2008 09:31

Nomo 7/25/08

What's an afro-beat band doing in Ann Arbor, Mich.? Fusing blaring horns, varied percussion, synths and electric mbira, that's what. The big band brought their intricate sound to KDHX for a live session.

Published in Live Performances
Monday, 31 December 2007 11:42

Raw Earth Experience 12/31/07

St. Louis' own Raw Earth Experience visited the Magnolia Avenue studios for a live set on Folks of the World.

Published in Live Performances
Friday, 21 September 2007 09:48

Chicago Afrobeat Project 9/21/07

The Chicago Afrobeat Project paid visit to the KDHX studios for a live session.

Published in Live Performances
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