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THE FRITZ and ZANSA: New Year's Eve 2014 @ Asheville Music Hall
Asheville Music Hall
Asheville, NC
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THE FRITZ and ZANSA: New Year's Eve 2014 @ Asheville Music Hall
Join us for an epic night at Asheville Music Hall as we bring in the New Year with an All-Star Asheville mix of Afropop and Funk-Rock!  

TICKETS: $15 ADV / $18 DOS

The Fritz

The Fritz is a five piece rock band that likes to get funky.  This band takes it's songwriting very seriously, but takes it's improvisation just as seriously: carefully weaving into each composition the personality of the band and the crowd.  While their music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, there is always a common thread of passionate energy.  Whether live or in the studio, The Fritz continues to create an energetic dance party every time.

In March of 2013, The Fritz released their second studio effort "Bootstrap".  The album is a collection of songs the band wrote over the past 4 years while traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed.  As they enter 2014, the band begins pre-production for their next studio album to be recorded in their hometown of Asheville, NC.  If fans can't wait for the next studio release they can have their pick of several recent live shows available for free download on their website.

Things have only been getting busier for The Fritz, and the future promises to be exciting.  Be on the lookout for the band at venues and festivals throughout the East Coast and Midwest as they continue to bring their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere.


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The music of Zansa, a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning "combination" or "blend," is a synthesis of traditional and modern styles of West Africa. The Asheville, NC-based ensemble melds modern afropop with African folk music, African drumming, and the fiery dance-oriented Ivorian street music called Zouglou.

Zansa is led by 33rd generation West African musician Adama Dembele, a native of Ivory Coast, whose family lineage is recognized internationally as "Djembeso" or House of the Djembe. With years of international performing experience, Dembele relocated to Asheville, NC in 2005 to start his own project.  With Zansa, he has continued to develop and expand his sound, now singing in multiple languages- French, Baoule, Bambara, and English, creating a multicultural mix of original songs, traditional stories, and impassioned music.

Today, Zansa is taking those traditional African songs and rhythms and incorporating Western instruments, such as electric guitar, acoustic and electric violins, bass, and drum set, offering a wide range of sonic possibilities. The music is rooted in the West African drumming tradition Dembele was born into and blended with a modern approach, lending familiarity to foreign sounds. The result is an original take on the authentic music of West Africa.


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Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
United States


Music > Funk
Music > World

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


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