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About The Event
Shokazoba is a nine piece horn driven new world funk powerhouse! We perform top quality, high energy music to move your feet, inspire the mind, and activate our souls. You will find us playing in theaters, underground clubs, on festival stages, at weddings, house parties, and wherever the cosmic tides take us. We aim to inspire greater human awareness through original, conscious, funky fusion jazz with progressive topical lyrics. Shokazoba offers our deepest love and gratitude to Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Tony Allen for inventing Afrobeat and for inspiring our existence. Since 2005, many talented musicians have influenced our sound and style and we greatly appreciate them and their unique contributions. Shokazoba heartily thanks the New Africa House at UMASS Amherst for so graciously providing the space for us to continue our work.