Catch ¡ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat on our 2017 US tour as we stop in Oakland, California for a one night show with Bicicletas por la Paz, #Congratulatinos, #DjNewLife Tyson NewLife Sanchez — FEx World)
DJ NewLife 9pm
#Bicicletasporlapaz 10:50- 11:15
#ESSO 11:30 — 12:30
#DJNewLife 12:30 -close.
$10 DOS, $8 presale
About ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat:
¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat is a dynamic musical ensemble formed in Chicago in 2013. They perform a variety of roots rock inspired dance music from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. The ethnically diverse musicians establish energizing polyrhythmic grooves and combine biting twang guitars, thumping bass, with the strength of brass horns, group singing, and urban poetry.
Members: Armando Pérez, Kevin Miller, Dan Lieber, Ezra Lange, Diana Mosquera, Puerko Pitzotl, Jess Anzaldua, Matt Davis, and Luis Tubens all bring a vital cultural contribution to the band's unique «afrojam funkbeat» sound. Inspired by Chicago's soulful blues, jazzy house, and global fusion heavyweights, the group deliver their performances with purpose and verve; unifying listeners through sound and dance.
¡ESSO! was awarded «Best New Band,» and «Best World/International Music Act» by the Chicago Reader's Poll in 2016. Their latest album offering, Pueblo Unido, is a remix album of their debut record. Fresh back from an appearance at SXSW and their first festival date in México, ESSO is planning a national tour in the Summer of 2017 to bring their music to new listeners across the states and beyond.
More info and music: essoafrojamfunkbeat.com
About Bicicletas Por Laz Paz:
Bicicletas por la Paz brings funk and reggae to you from behind the handlebars of bikes. A musical undertaking which breaths life into parties with sultry love songs about bikes and smoothies, played to undeniably infectious reggae, ska and latin grooves.
Congratulatinos started in 2010 as a basement recording project exploring the outer limits of latin pop music. Through the past seven years the band has explored a unique, multicultural sound. Anchored by Afro-Latin grooves that keep everyones' hips moving, Congratulatinos' shape-shifting songwriting and harmonies are inspired by Bands such as Radiohead, The Beach Boys and The Beatles.
The latest batch of songs are all love songs in one way or another, but as with love in the Bay Area of 2017, things are rarely straightforward. Solid bachata, cumbia, and salsa grooves carry raw personal stories through unexpected musical elements. Joyous key changes, mysterious tempo changes, and thunderous rhythmic breaks keep the music dynamic like a passionate and turbulent relationship. Through the use of loud/quiet dynamics and detailed arrangements, Congratulatinos seeks to get the crowd moving in spirit, body and mind.
Listen to the full discography here for free:
DJ NewLife: soundcloud.com/voodoo-killer