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Interview :: Media
Chicago Afrobeat Project
20 Feb 2006
Interview with Dave and mark of the Chicago Afrobeat Project. Continuing a series of interviews with Afrobeat musicians. Afrobeat is deeply concerned in social criticism to pave way to social change.
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Interview with Mark Thompson and David Glines of the Chicago Afrobeat Project. We discuss how their song “Tibet On It” was inspired by Femi Kuti; how the Chicago Afrobeat Project started; The Chicago Reader; including dancers Tasha and Ebony in upcoming shows; why Afrobeat bands tend to have so many musicians; Tony Allen’s 5-piece band; their jazz influence; saxophone player Angelo Garcia; Fela Kuti; talking drum player T.J. Okinola; kora player Morikeba Kouyate; why is Afrobeat having a resurgence of interest; the politcal nature of Afrobeat; the impact of Antibalas on Afrobeat in America; the popularity of dance music; the electronic and house scene in Chicago; their song “Talking Bush” will make you dance; where they recorded their CD; how long it took to record the CD; props to keyboard player and engineeer Kevin Ford; ranking and one of the Top 10 World Music Albums of 2005 on Chicago Public Radio’s Passport show; Chris Heim promoting their CD release party; performing at The Note; upcoming performances.

Featured songs are “Tibet On It”, “Jekajo” and “Talking Bush”.

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21 Feb 2006
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