Also please check this great preview in the Chicago Sun-Times
We’re happy to announce a concert at Space in Evanston. The event is hosted by Radio M host Tony Sarabia and will be recorded for broadcast on WBEZ. Support for the night is the terrific Swing Brasileiro.
More coming soon!
Hey, friends. We just got word from the city that there were 8000 people at Millennium Park for our show last week! Thanks, Chicago!
Brothers and sisters! Thanks for the fantastic party last night at Millennium Park. This video captures something of the phenomenon that occurred during our song “La Balance”–a couple of kids dancing swelling in minutes to a 300+ dance line. Chicago, you never cease to amaze us.
Thanks for coming out and making the scene with us in Chicago’s Millennium Park last night. What a great party, and what is up with the so-called 300 person “conga line flash mob”?
Just announced… the band will be playing a night of music at Chicago’s Strobe Recording Studio to a very small audience. Please RSVP to strobesessions @ g mail . com as reservations will go fast! The evening will be shot to video and posted to the internets.
Thanks to Greg Kot for the nice shout in today’s Chicago Tribune!
Hey, everybody! We’re pleased to be playing next Friday February 24 at the Old Town School of Folk Music‘s new Szold Hall–a concert hall with room to move! The show is part of the new Global Dance Night series started by our friend Mateo Mulcahy, and the evening kicks off with a dance lesson from Kimosha Murphy. Then the band plays all night–it should be great party, so please join us!
We’ll be joined that night by a couple of new faces. Greg Ward won’t be back from his trip through southern Africa yet, but DeSean Jones will be on the horn, and killing it! Also, we’ll be joined on vocals and kalimba by Zambian musician Matthew Tembo. Matthew moved to Chicago this year, and we really enjoy his friendship and prodigious muscianship. After many years as a successful reggae musician, Matthew has been focusing on traditional Zambian sounds. You can look forward to lots of new sounds next Friday, plus Mr. Tembo tearing it up on your OBDBI favorites!
Koo Nimo is the last of the great Ghanaian Palm Wine guitarists, and this may well be his last trip to the States. Short acoustic opening set by a couple past and present members of the Occidental Brothers (Rambo Asamoah will be there!. The concert is FREE, but a 5 buck donation is recommended.
Koo Nimo will lead a masterclass on Thursday 1/12, also.