Sinkane and Shokazoba

Sinkane and Shokazoba

Sat · November 18, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$15.00 - $20.00

Sinkane
Sinkane
Sinkane (born Ahmed Gallab in London, England) is a musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to DFA Records. Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time in Kent, Ohio followed by Columbus, Ohio. Prior to embarking on his solo career, he worked with Eleanor Friedberger, Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians, and Yeasayer as a session musician. Ahmed Gallab is the Band Leader and Music Director of the Atomic Bomb! Band which plays the music of Nigerian Electro-Funk Legend William Onyeabor. The group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads), Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys), Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion), Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Charles Lloyd, Amadou and Mariam, Jamie Lidell, Pharoah Sanders, Joshua Redman, among many many others.
Shokazoba
Shokazoba
​"For an amateur of New World music like myself, Shokazoba is perfect; the band’s music is succinct, exciting, and new and makes you want to listen..." - CMJ

Shokazoba began in 2005 in as a Fela Kuti tribute project. They now produce original work, aiming to inspire greater human awareness through conscious, funky fusion jazz with progressive, topical lyrics. Shokazoba performs top quality, high energy music designed to move your feet, inspire your mind, and stimulate your soul. Voted "Best of the Valley" five times, nominated as "Artists of the Year" by the New England Music Awards, and recognized with several distinctions by the African Jazz Review.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/