Who: The Africa Action benefit concert, Just Words for Peace and Justice in Africa, will feature the 2008 Wammie Award Winners from The Washington Area Music Association Chopteeth, John Stone Reggae, Regg'go and some of the best socially conscious poets, spoken word and hip-hop artists in the nation.
When: Tuesday, September 29th. Doors open at 6:00pm. Concert begins at 7:00pm
Where: Rock N Roll Hotel 1353 H St NE Washington, DC 20002-4406 (202) 388-7625
*There is a free shuttle service courtesy of Rock & Roll Hotel. Click here to view the shuttle schedule.
Door Prizes will be drawn throughout the event
THREE WAYS TO BUY YOUR TICKETS:
$20 per ticket, $15 for students
1. ONLINE: Visit www.ticketalternative.com You will receive an e-mail confirming that you have made a reservation
2. BY PHONE: Call Africa Action at 202-546-7961 to purchase your tickets over the phone and pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express only)
3. AT THE DOOR:You may purchase tickets at the door the night of the performance. Cash or checks will be accepted
*Print news media, electronic media, web publication, freelancers & video production companies can receive media accreditation: Email michael.Stulman [at] africaaction.org
ALL AGES WELCOME are welcome in the main, music hall. The Hotel Bar, 2nd Floor bar & lounge, is limited to those 21+. If you are under the age of 18, we should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
"Thunderous...potent. Chopteeth's debut CD takes the band from upbeat Swahili lyrics over a South African pulse one second, to spaghetti Western-inspired instrumentals the next. True to the political essence at the heart of Fela's music." —Billboard
"Hip-shaking debut album truly has a jazz-without-borders frame of mind." —Montreal Gazette
“Wonderfully fresh. With absolutely no reservations, this is an outright success." —Allmusic.com
"Raging guitars and rich, swaggering horns. Propulsive.” —The Boston Globe
"A hip-shakin, gotta-party, Afrofunk sensation. They cook. They dance. The organs are fat. The horn section is beastly. And the protest (”Struggle”) generally takes a backseat to the party ("Upendo”). Their LP is called Afrofunk Big Band. It’s great." —Washington City Paper