Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at door
Who? Lucky Dub & Elikeh
The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va., and Hungry for Music team up to help young musicians in need with a rocking reggae/Afro-pop World Music Dance Party. The show features two of the Washington area’s favorite festival bands, Elikeh and Lucky Dub, making rare appearances in Alexandria. There will be a cash bar, along with light snacks.
Led by the Togo-born Serge “Massama” Dogo, Elikeh performs its own brand of Afro-pop and -funk. Dogo covers lead vocals and guitar, and his accompanists play guitar, bass, drums, two saxes, trumpet and percussion. The style is a combination of the 70′s Afro-funk and traditional African rhythms. Last year, Elikeh earned Wammies’ World Music nominations for top duo/group, vocalist (Dogo), recording (“Adje! Adje!”) and instrumentalist (Megan Nortrup, on saxophone).
Lucky Dub plays the feel-good and danceable music that stems from reggae, blending in elements of funk, pop, jazz, and world music. Their result is a little like Sublime, but their fresh sound comes from the melting-pot blend of musicians from California, D.C., the Caribbean, West Africa and Russia. The band’s nine core members, led by Gordon Daniels on vocals, guitar and melodica and John Baker on bass, include players on drums, congas, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and keyboards. Since forming in 2008, Lucky Dub has earned Wammies recognition in reggae, and three songs off their debut album “Mindset,” released in April, have won Mid-Atlantic Song Competition and WAMA songwriting awards.
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