At City of Beats, four Chicago bands sworn to teasing the city’s craving for dance and music will intersect for a night of end-to-end music. All four bands—Chicago Afrobeat Project, Ayodele, Genome, and Obisoulstar, — are tied by their world music and funk influences, all crafting beats specially made to make bodies move. It’s 6 hours of non-stop music, so expect to find your inner dancer-thon by the end of the night.
Chicago Afrobeat Project : As practitioners of a “non-traditional” interpretation of afrobeat for more than a decade, Chicago Afrobeat Project frequently reinvents itself within a genre first pioneered by Fela Kuti. The group’s latest release Nyash Up!” shows the group redefining their signature version of afrobeat by incorporating elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, and stylistic explorations of rock, jazz and funk.