Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, The Senators

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra

The Senators

Saturday, May 19 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 - $12

This event is all ages

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
PHOENIX AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA [PAO] proudly carries the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of FELA KUTI and TONY ALLEN, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound. Led by funky heiress Camille Sledge, the 15-strong orchestra is comprised of the most ambitious and outrageous musicians in Phoenix today - making it the hottest super-group on the hot city scene!

Beginning with a strict repertoire comprised of classic Afrobeat music, PAO has now penned an abundance of original material that melds the eclectic heritage of the ensemble with that classic Afrobeat style. The outcome is a truly powerful sound that pays homage to the masters while maintaining a fierce individuality. Details of upcoming releases are in the works now, so keep your ear to the pavement.
From concert hall to street fair, fashion show to fundraiser, PAO has shared the stage with such musical icons as George Clinton and The Roots, as well as lesser-known masters as wide-ranging as Turkuaz and Morris Alan.
The Senators
The Senators
The four of us grew up with music in very different ways. We were high-school band geeks, we spun our parents Beatles vinyl as loud as we could get away with, we started crappy punk bands in our garage.

When stars aligned to bring us together in Phoenix, we gave life to melodies that had been in my head for years. It took some time to realize that our music, at its core, stems from the relationships that we have together. Our songs speak to love, family, community and the simple beauty of the Southwest.

Now, we want to share with you what we have found together.

-Jesse