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Occidental Brothers Dance Band @ Hungry Brain
May 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm$10
OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE BAND INTERNATIONAL
The Occidental Brothers’ blend of high-energy soukous, rootsy Ghananian Highlife and African Jazz conjures sounds of the golden age of the African guitar band and has made them favorites on festival stages in Europe and North America for years. Founded in Chicago by American-born guitarist Nathaniel Braddock, the group has included former members of Ghanaian superstars the Western Diamonds, TPOK Jazz’s Jonal Buya Lutete, Zambian roots and reggae artist Mathew Tembo, and Congolese legend Samba Mapangala. The group features Greg Ward and Makaya McCraven, stars of the Chicago jazz scene, and the sensational Ghanaian Kofi Cromwell on lead vocals and trumpet.