04 April 2007

And the (Afro)beat goes on

Checked out the Chicago Afrobeat Project last night, playing at The Loft. It was a good show, if a bit jammy for my taste. The brass section (alto and baritone sax) and the African percussion added enough flava to keep me interested. A guy sipping red wine at the bar didn't like them much, claiming they were "90 percent jam band, 10 percent other stuff." I argued 70-30.

Either way, it was an enjoyable way to spend a Tuesday night. Particularly when a certain Eileen jumped stagefront to perform interpretive dance to a cheering crowd. Go girl.

eboney-fareed

Not Eileen, but you get the idea...

1 comment:

eileen said...

the beat of the drums
orders the air molecules..
makes a wavelength of sound
uniting past, present and future...

the beat of the heart
is the rhythm we knew
before we were born
it's the drum we carry everywhere...

now, everybody, dance more!