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Brave Combo will play a full 90 minute set starting at 8!
Afromotive Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the Afromotive has become known as a &147;must see&148; band on the strength of powerhouse shows that blend percussion and horn-heavy Afrobeat with old school deep funk in a way that would make the ghosts of James Brown and Fela Kuti smile&151;and dance. The large ensemble stays true to the elements that started afrobeat music- West African rhythms, song forms, and instrumentation- while bringing the music to the 21st Century through strong composition, improvisation, and heavy dance beats.Thirty-third generation djembe player Adama Dembele from Cote dIvoire, West Africa brings his vast musical knowledge and touring experience to the Afromotive. Dembele, who has performed with Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare and many others, gives Afromotive an authentic West African Afrobeat base upon which his American bandmates have built a polyrhythmic, multicultural dance party that adds touches of funk, jazz and improvisation to the African roots. Traditional West African rhythms combined with a mentality for upbeat funk music is what the Afromotive brings to its audiences. They have created a sound that crosses musical and ethnic boundaries.On their debut album Scare Tactics, the Afromotive takes the raw energy of their live performance into the studio. This album is an elaboration on the language of afrobeat music, yielding a truly unique sound that is rooted in tradition. Major festival performances include Bonnaroo, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and Camp Bisco. Special guests have included Erykah Badu, Jeff Coffin, Mamadou Diabate, and many more.Artist&39;s website | VideoSaturday, August 8th, 2009 | Show 11pm | Upstairs LiveTickets: General Admission Seating/Standing: $13 ($10 ticket + $3 processing fee) Save money Processing fee is only $2 per ticket when you purchase with CASH at our box office BEFORE day of showYou must be 21 years old or over to attend this eventPlease note: Ticket purchase is not a guarantee of seating Some ticketholders may end up standing, depending on the number of tickets sold. To be assured of seating, place a reservation by calling 215-222-1400. Click here to see our menus.Click here to check out more world beat concerts at World Cafe Live. Click here to send this page to a friend Be the first to know about upcoming shows & special offers. Click here to sign up for our Live Access newsletter.
Show time is 8-10:30 p.m.
Bio: Arjuna Contreras is a drummer/percussionist based out of Dallas, TX. As a performer, Arjuna works nationally with Grammy Award-winners Brave Combo, Donna Summer, Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos, and Howard Scott (original lead singer and guitarist for WAR). When in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area, h...See Full Bio