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Event Archive - Afro-Beats Dance Party Sat Feb 24th: The Budos Band

Sat. February 24th 2007 9 pm - 10 pm doors at 8 pm Red Room Ultra Bar (No Minors) 9 pm - 10 pm doors at 8 pm
$16.00
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, 604-280-4444, Highlife Records, 604-251-6964, Zulu Records, 604-738-3232
Presented by: Upstream Entertainment
THE BUDOS BAND is the quintessence of Staten Island Soul. Their exciting new afro-influenced take on instrumental music has been captivating listeners at gigs across the country. Eleven pieces in all, their group consists of drums, bass, guitar, electric organ, two trumpets, baritone saxophone, and a percussion section employing bongos, congas, tambourine, guiro, clave, shekere and cowbell. Their music has been described as “compelling”, “unbridled”, “psychedelic”, “innovative”, and above all “soulful.” However, like many majestic things, their sound had humble beginnings.

The Budos Band (Afro Funk)

Staten Island is home to the extraordinary Budos Band whose Afrobeat-influenced jazz-funk has caused many a dance floor meltdown at clubs and theatres across the land. At the core of the band are a handful of musicians who met at an after-school jazz program. They used to take late-night ferry rides to Manhattan to hear groups like Antibalas and Sh... more info
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