Shokazoba

Shokazoba

Sat, May 13, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Shokazoba
Shokazoba
Shokazoba began in 2005 in Northampton, Massachusetts as a 17 piece Fela Kuti tribute project. We now produce original work, aiming to inspire positive social change by creating and performing conscious, funky, danceable music with topically relevant lyrics in the style and integrity of Fela's Afrobeat. Shokazoba has performed at a great variety of clubs, music festivals, theaters, and private parties. From New York City to Montreal, our music is well received by most people as It is intended to be uplifting and accessible. Shokazoba earned the Valley Advocate's award for "Best World Music" in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012, their "Best Funk" award in 2008, "Best Jazz" in the My411 Source poll in 2009, and we were nominated for best live act of 2016 by the New England Music Awards. Shokazoba was recognized as "Artists of the Year" by the African Jazz Review in the "Big Bands" category in reference to our 2011 release of "Congress For Sale"(http://www.africanjazz.info/music2012.html) as well as "Big Band of the Year" and "Big Band Release of the Year" in reference to our 2015 release of "One Destiny" with honorable mentions going to Janaya Collins (Female Vocalist), Jason Moses (Keyboards & Piano), Dave Moses (Saxophones) Horn Section (Jeremy Starpoli, Jason A. Mosall, Dave Moses, Eddie Linehan) and honorable mention for "Big Band Party Release of the Year" (http://www.africanjazz.info/music2015.html). It's very important to us to keep our music accessible to everyone, so please download our live recordings for free on archive.org where we've already been dowloaded over 1,000,000 times!!! Our albums "One Destiny" and "Congress For Sale" are currently for sale at shokazoba.bandcamp.com, and our EP "Illusion of Choice" is available at bandcamp as well for free download. Please send us a message if you'd like to chat. As always... Peace, Love, & Funky Good Times!!!
Venue Information:
The Press Room
77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH, 03801
http://pressroomnh.com/