Straight Up Tribal is a world music ensemble that has been performing
at colleges, art shows, and film festivals since 2008.
Straight Up Tribal began in the Summer of 2006 as a student drum
circle at UMBC that performed weekly in the student commons. By 2008
they had added a rapper, a lead singer, a guitarist, bassist and three
hoop dancers. Since then Tribal has performed at colleges, art gallery
openings, film festivals and some rocking house parties. Straight Up
Tribal now performs a monthly concert series in downtown Baltimore at
Teavolve Cafe (www.teavolve.com).
Straight Up Tribal is Abhik Saha on stellar vocals and percussion,
Trey McFunkster Kulp on guitar and percussion, Steve Mitchell on bass,
Bryan Lee and Asif Majid on percussion, and Steven McAlpine on bicycle
wheel, bucket and water bottle.
Straight Up Tribal records every show and videotapes some of them (see
YouTube and Live Music Archive for recordings).