Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Talks Music, Social Justice And Booty Shaking

By Sarah Ventre
Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:06pm
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(Photo courtesy of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra)
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is a Valley band featuring 16 musicians who all play different genres of music. On Saturday night they’ll release their debut album called "PAO!"

We talked with the group’s founder and bassist, David Marquez, and the lead vocalist Camille Sledge. They are very influenced by a Nigerian musician named Fela Kuti, who was all really well known for his political activism, He’s also credited with creating the style of music known as Afrobeat.

Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra  will be be performing Saturday night at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.

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