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Afrofunk Big Band Music Concert in DC

Our next music concert that we plan to attend is a well known Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, hip-shakin West African and American popular music, that will be performing in Washington DC.

Afrofunk music concert
Afrofunk music concert
Chopteeth a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra has performed with a wide range of critically acclaimed world music, soul and jazz-funk groups while winning several awards and plaudits.

Getting to Know Chopteeth Afrofunk Orchestra

The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat—a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Their music can be best described as a spicy stew of modern jazz and American funk inspired by James Brown blended with Yoruba rhythms, besides serving up lyrics in a total of seven different languages.

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and R&B. It typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves.

Music concert at the Hamilton
Music concert at the Hamilton
Afrofunk features lots of traditional African percussion, heavy syncopation, and the classic funk groove mixed with traditional and more modern genres in Sub-Saharan West Africa.

The band can be seen regularly at top venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore and Virginia, including The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Music Center at Strathmore. Their 2010 CD unleashed the power of Africa's Golden Age, featuring choice selections from Ghana, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, and Nigeria.

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band will also be releasing their new CD at the concert.

Pre-Concert Drinks

The concert is hosted at the Hamilton in Washington DC, located just two blocks from the White House, near Metro Center. The venue offers two different types of tickets—General Admission Seated and General Admission Bar Area.

Please note that seating in the General Admission Bar Area is on a first-come basis, so we plan to be there at 7:00 pm for pre-concert drinks. The concert starts at 8pm.

Event Details


Artist: Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Description: Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC.

Tickets: $20-25

Date/Time: Friday, October 6th, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: The Hamilton (Meeting point: The Hamilton bar)

600 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005

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