Chicago Afrobeat Project / The Delta Saints
Chicago Afrobeat Project performs its take on the genre created by the late Fela Kuti. For the uninitiated: Afro-beat music originated in the early '60s after the leader of Koola Lobitos, a popular Nigerian band, traveled to the United States and was introduced to the funky sounds of James Brown and the radical leadership of Malcolm X. The style uniquely mixes the traditions of both Nigeria and the United States. CAbP adds a little Chicago flavor to the mix as each band member brings in their own influences.