Friday, December 28, 2012

The Mint
Los Angeles, CA

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The Mint
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Phone: (323)954-9400
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Zongo Junction: Zongo Junction is generating a well-deserved buzz in NYC’s burgeoning afrobeat scene. The ensemble blends West African rhythms with electronics, improvisation and a massive 5 piece horn section. True to their inspiration, Nigerian superstar, political activist and afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the outfit excites dance floors wherever they perform. The critics agree. “The only thing Zong o Junction has to do to start a legitimate dance party is show up and plug in…anyone within a square block earshot of this Ford-tough funk factory would be hard pressed not to join in the hoopla,” says the Bay Area’s SF Station. “Sheer energy, with a brawny horn section that played unison lines with the force of a tractor-trailer and a rhythm section that roared with power and noise.” Says the Village Voice. The band, 12 pieces in total, has toured extensively throughout the East and West coats. Highlights include a sold out show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 30, 2010, a Monday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl in June 2011 and a recent tour supporting Asheville, NC heavyweights, Toubab Krewe. The band released their debut album Thieves! on December 30, 2010. As afrobeat music has always done, the album speaks truth-to-power with humor and soul. The album’s five original songs feature long-time Fela Kuti band member, Leon Kaleta Ligan-Majek, on vocals and percussion. Members of the band have performed or recorded with: TV on the Radio, Easy Star All Stars, The Walkmen, and many more.
Ticket Price: $12/15
Door Time:8pm
Show Time:9pm
Ages:18 & Up
Website:http://themintla.com/show.cfm?id=86049

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