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Event Archive - Garden City Grooves Friday Night (early show): Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group, The New Groovement, Masala

Fri. September 26th 2014 Distrikt (No Minors)
7:30pm - 10pm doors at 7pm
Presented by: Garden City Grooves
Friday September 26th, Garden City Grooves continues with an all BC night of afrobeat, funk and samba with a carnival-like atmosphere. The night begins with an early show (7-10pm) at Distrikt Nightclub (formerly Club 9One9) with Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group (Vancouver), The New Groovement (Victoria) and Masala (Victoria).

Kara Kata Afrobeat Group:
A big bonfire of a band by the name of Kara-Kata is currently setting the Vancouver music scene ablaze with its full-power renditions of classic West African Afrobeat tracks and original material. Popularized by the great Fela Kuti, Afrobeat music blends funk, jazz, highlife psychedelic rock, juju and traditional rhythms in a whirlwind of ecstatic sound. The band is jamming the dance floor and getting hips swaying to a frenetic tribal pulse. Kara-Kata’s recent monthly performances at the Afrika Shrine (Legion) on Commercial Drive in Vancouver have been generating tons of buzz and the word is definitely getting out there. Founded by bandleader, Toyinirawo Kayo-Ajayi, Kara-Kata is not just a band but also a community, celebrating and sharing the beauty of African/Canadian multiculturalism with dance, music, and fashion through their live performances. Kara-Kata will make their Victoria debut at GCG 2014 and will undoubtebly be one of the highlights of the festival.


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Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group (Afrobeat - World Music.)

The exciting new Afrobeat group here in Vancouver that goes by the name of Kara-Kata. Like traditional Afrobeat bands, we are composed of a wide range of talented musicians including several percussionists, a vibrant brass section, and guitars and keyboards. We also have a contingent of dancers who can fire up a crowd in seconds! Our shows over the... more info

The New Groovement

The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. If James Brown and Run DMC had a love child this would be it. The band’s sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. Combined with an ener... more info

Masala (World Percussion)

Masala is a 15-person mobile percussion ensemble, all acoustic, always ready for a dance party. West African, Afro Cuban, Haitian, Brazilian mash up. We love to play for people who love to dance and for worthy causes. more info
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