Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Sat, Apr 13 2024, 7 - 9pm
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Nancy R. and Norton T. Dodge Performing Arts Center
Dodge Performing Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Intended Audience
Admitted Students
Parents of Admitted Students
General public

Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra combining the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

"A storming powerhouse of big-band African funk, Chopteeth is smart, tight and relentlessly driving: a definite don't-miss." —The Washington Post

The core of the Chopteeth sound is Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Kuti in 1970’s Nigeria. Afrobeat is a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and burning, James Brown-inspired rhythms.

Since 2007, the members of the Washington Area Music Association have selected Chopteeth for a total of thirteen Wammie Awards, including Artist of the Year, Debut CD of the Year, World Music CD (twice) and World Music Group (for the last nine years in a row).

Chopteeth has performed on shows with a wide range of critically acclaimed world music, soul and jazz-funk groups, including Parliament Funkadelic, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Derek Trucks Band, Ozomatli, Grupo Fantasma, Konono No. 1, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Gov't Mule, Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, The Iguanas, War, Chuck Brown and many more

“A tight ensemble with locked-up drums and percussion, a storming horn section, relentlessly riffing guitar, bass and keyboards, and vocals that tell it like it is. It’s a fresh sound that will thrill lovers of classic Afrobeat and open up some new ears as well.” —World Music Central

Ticket Information

$10 a ticket, general admission! Free to students with code!