ATLAS SOUL with special guest COCEK! BRASS BAND! BASTILLE DAY GETS FUNKY!
Thursday 7/14 - BASTILLE DAY GETS FUNKY!
and special guest COCEK! BRASS BAND
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
Atlas Soul is a multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions and fuse them with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop.
Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!
They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Joes Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits dAfrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond.
Atlas Souls core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show! They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Nadjim Kebir from Algeria and bassist Tim Paul Weiner The groove master hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos.
They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..)
Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food! The band has produced five CDs : Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Windand two singles: We re Atlas Soul and My Heart
Cocek! consists of Sam Dechenne (trumpet/vocals/composer), Ezra Weller (flugelhorn), Clayton DeWalt (Trombone), Jim Gray (Tuba) and Grant Smith (Tappan Drum). A 5-piece ensemble from Boston, MA playing all original compositions. The music is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces.
CBB sounds are inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Rebirth Brass Band, traditional Balkan songs and chamber brass repertoire. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|