Chicago Afrobeat Project

Chicago Afrobeat Project

As the world's cultural and political climate evolves, so does its music. Rooted in the turbulence of social change, afrobeat coalesced decades ago from a fiery political landscape of Nigeria in the '60s and '70s. Now, with the polarized state of the world since the turn of the millennium, afrobeat again grips the world - this time, the American musical climate.

Chicago Afrobeat Project, emerging in 2002 from an industrial, urban Chicago art community, has established itself as leaders in the non-traditionalist side of the afrobeat movement.... more