Femi Kuti & The Positive Force and Melvin Gibbs Elevated Entity

femikutiThursday June 25 7:00 PM

Propsect Park Bandshell
9th Ave at 10th St Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti, backed by his band The Positive Force, will return to Celebrate Brooklyn to turn the Bandshell into a giant Nigerian dance party. The New York Times has championed as the group’s music as “thick, musky Afro-funk—a polyrhythmic elaboration on James Brown’s late-1960s sound—with lyrics that focus on government oppression and the problems of modern Africans.” The evening will begin with a performance by Brooklyn-born Melvin Gibbs, whom Time Out NY has deemed “the best bassist in the world.” Gibbs will showcase his Elevated Entity project, which is something of a downtown NYC supergroup and continues Gibbs’ exploration of African diaspora music with a fusion of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, funk and rap.(Source)

Find out more about Celebrate Brooklyn! events in the Summer Concert Guide.