Founders Brewing Company is pleased to present
Afro Zuma (Awesome Afrobeat & Afrorock collective from GR, celebrating the release of their debut album!)
appearing with special guest
Afro Zuma is a Grand Rapid-based,13-piece collaboration of journeyman jazz artists, late night rockers, school music teachers and world traveling beat heads, all working together to pay homage to Afrobeat’s greatest artists, while drawing inspiration from their diverse backgrounds. Afro Zuma incorporates traditional rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, Guinea and Nigeria, weaving them into original drum arrangements, creating a mattress for a groove orgy of guitar, bass and keys, giving way to epic James Brown-inspired unison horn arrangements and solos, leaving the perfect frosting for this layer cake of funk, vocals inspired by Nigeria’s Yoruba tradition combined with call and response vocal harmonies bleeding of political injustice.