Sunday, December 30, 2012

Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

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Moe's Alley
Official Venue Website Official Website
Phone: (831) 479-1854
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Brooklyn's Afrobeat heavyweights ZONGO JUNCTION return to Santa Cruz for a very special double bill along with Brooklyn funk favorites TURKUAZ. ABOUT ZONGO JUNCTION “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.” - Village Voice Zongo Junction is generating a well-deserved buzz in NYC’s burgeoning afrobeat scene. The ensemble blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz and soul. 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 Zongo 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. 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. The core of the band was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has played together virtually since they were in diapers. Members of the band have performed or recorded with: TV on the Radio, Meta and the Cornerstones, The Walkmen, and many more. For more information contact: Visit us at www.zongojunction.net or email zongojunction@gmail.com
Ticket Price: $9/12
Door Time:8pm
Show Time:8:30pm
Ages:21 & Up
Website:http://www.moesalley.com/tickets.php?show_id=1595

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