Friday Sept 6
$15 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00
Chopteeth is a 14-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common ground between West African and American popular music. The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a unique mix of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms. Chopteeth then adds classic Ghanaian dance tunes, Senegalese rumba and Jamaican ska to create an energetic, danceable sound.