Sounds Like: The Budos Band, Antibalis, The Daktaris, NOMO, Fela Kuti
Manager: Stephen Bidwell
The Austin-based collective of musicians known as Hard Proof Afrobeat are the sole purveyors of African funk in the state of Texas. They don’t just play Afrobeat per se, but funk and jazz music from and inspired by the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
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"- Polyrhythmic perpetrators Hard Proof Afrobeat present an absolute blowout of non-stop percussion action and blasting brass. It’s a loose-flowing amalgam of funk and jazz borrowing from styles out of sub-Saharan Africa, an explosion of multiple horns, melodies and rhythms that groove and sway, an homage to the revolutionary father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti. That’s why they say: “Internationally inspired, locally produced.”