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Makanda Project, ca. 2015


Saturday, June 15 4:00 PM

850 Broadway, Somerville

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Shokazoba is a nine-piece horn driven funk powerhouse! They began in 2005 as a Fela Kuti tribute project and now produce original music aiming to inspire greater human awareness through conscious, funky fusion jazz with progressive, topical lyrics.

Voted “Best of the Valley” five times in The Valley Advocate’s readers poll, nominated “Live Act of the Year” by the New England Music Awards, winners of the 2017 Valley Music Showcase, and recognized with several honorable distinctions by the African Jazz Review, Shokazoba performs high energy, top quality music designed to move your feet, inspire the mind, and activate our souls!

Mary-Kate McNulty, lead vocals; Tobey LaRoche, percussion/emcee; Jason Moses, keyboard/vocals/percussion; Zack Bartolomei, alto saxophone; Zack Jakub, tenor saxophone;  Jeremy Starpoli, trombone; Kurtis Guzik, guitar; Riley Godleski, drums (Joshua Francis subbing for this gig); and Matthew Clegg, bass.