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A distinguishing powerhouse of sound and intrigue, AfroMassive is a new ensemble bringing the masses exciting new music with a mission to turn on your brain and make you get down. The group is based in the thriving and creative breeding grounds of northern California, with a sound rooted in Afrobeat and funk.

AfroMassive is a collective of like-minded musicians looking to cultivate something uniquely different in our current diverse music scene. In honor of the musical legacy left behind by 70ís Nigerian musician/activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, AfroMassiveís stylistic approach takes it to another level. this means the Afrobeat music pioneered by Fela is only the jump-off point.

Utilizing Afrobeat's unique instrumentation and musical aesthetic, AfroMassive brings their own influences to the table; The incorporation of in-your-face funk, the improvisational nuances of jazz, elements of electronic music and hip-hop and other influences from the sounds of West Africa, Cuba, and Brasil, make AfroMassive distinctive and a real palette-pleaser.
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Some of the musicians in AFROMASSIVE are or were members of Bay-Area afrobeat cohorts, ALBINO! and have also been a part of such groups as Gamelan X, SaQi, Everyone Orchestra, The Monophonics, Jacob Fred Jazz Oddessy, Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble, MooGot 2 and much more. The group was founded on Northern California's infamous counter-cultural hub of Humboldt County in 2007, but has really developed since relocating to the Bay Area the group has diversified its membership, its music and taken the sound to the next dimension.

Donít miss this exciting group! Creating a dense musical tapestry filled with thick interlocking and guitars, heavy bass and intricate percussion paired with an in face horn section, heavy low end and driving drumset, AfroMassive diversifies its sound and its listeners by seamless fusing this timeless instrumentation with unique layers of synthesizers, electronic drums, and effects. Donít even think about missing your chance to experience this powerful group.

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