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Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band / Press

“Now they’re back with a killer live recording (Live, CD, Grigri003) that showcases the awesome energy and talent of this young band.”

“Chopteeth have already proved themselves to be the up-and-coming American Afro-beat band in the studio, but the real test is how they work on-stage. That's the undoubted reason for this live album, for which they've pulled out all the stops, adding extra players ("the Afrofunk Big Band") and, as ever, pulling tunes from many different sources.”

“Afrofunk with lunatic energy”

“An epic show.”

“A sensation—the dozen-plus member outfit cooks up a scintillating stew of Afrofunk, rumba, salsa, ska and funk.”

The Washington Post

“Raging guitars and rich, swaggering horns. Propulsive. ”

“Thunderous and potent. Chopteeth's debut CD takes the band from upbeat Swahili lyrics over a South African pulse one second, to spaghetti Western-inspired instrumentals the next. True to the political essence at the heart of Fela's music.”

“The groove is unassailable—the band can execute feverish, acid-laced workouts on a mix of original as well as vintage tunes. A fearsome live act, it’s hard not to get swept up in its urgent beat.”

“Wonderfully fresh. Chopteeth can lock into a groove and hold it tight, but still give the feeling of freedom. This is music that makes you want to move.”

“Infectious jazz grooves and a high degree of funkability”

“It’s as if Tower of Power resurrected as Afrofunk. ”