Shokazoba and Superswank - June 11, 2010
Shokazoba and Superswank at the Elevens, June 11th, 2010, Northampton, MA.
Shokazoba is a ten piece Afrobeat ensemble that blends jazz and old school funk, with a West African beat that sets the foundation for a great community vibe. Their website describes their roots from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and our favorite Godfather of funk, James Brown. They have won several regional music awards and one visit to their show last night demonstrated that these were well deserved.
This ensemble was among the hardest working bands I've seen in a long time.