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People's Champs and Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang at Tropicalia
Tropicalia
washington dc, DC
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People's Champs and Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang at Tropicalia
Doors 8PM
$12 advance // $15 at the door

Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay exclaims:"All I am about is making history," a modest goal for someone who revived a fading musical treasure, made it big back home, escaped war and chaos, and still managed to write and play songs while working at American fast-food fryers. Now, at last, Nabay hits his stride with Brooklyn indie experimenters-turned-acolytes The Bubu Gang (with members of Les Rhinocéros, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Arto Lindsay, Brazzaville, Teen, Reina Terror)

Combining dance rhythms from West Africa and South America with retro-futurist synth tones, People's Champs' original sound is equal parts Sharon Jones, tUnE-yArDs, Os Mutantes, William Onyeabor, and Prince. With feet placed equally in Brooklyns thriving indie rock community and its funk & soul scene, bandleader Alex Asher founded Peoples Champs inspired by the idea that music is for everyone: They creatively deliver a unique blend of powerful lyrics and danceable rhythms that relate to people from all walks of life.

Location

Tropicalia (View)
2001 14 Th. street NW
washington dc, DC 20009
United States

Categories

Music > Global

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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