And down in Park Slope tonight there is a fun show going on at Southpaw. It’s 10 bucks
Superhuman Happiness is a 6 piece group founded in 2008 to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. They have one CD, Stuart Bogie’s Superhuman Happiness – Fall Down Seven Time Stand Up Eight, and one 7″ entitled GMYL/Hounds out now on Electric Cowbell Records. The group is led by Stuart Bogie, known best for his work with Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Passion Pit, and most recently the ghost sax of Fela Kuti in the broadway musical Fela!
In their short history, Ikebe Shakedown has played packed clubs/colleges from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Vermont. Their debut 7” single and EP Hard Steppin’ was recorded at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn and has received a great response from press/radio (BBC6, WWOZ New Orleans). Riding their momentum, Ikebe has already recorded their next full-length album at Killion Sound in Los Angeles (Orgone, Breakestra, The Lions), due in Summer 2010.
“Akoya and its multinational 13 member ensemble actively carry the tradition of Nigerian musical legend/politician Fela Kuti and his Egypt 80 cavalcade. Aside from a rich repertoire of Fela’s compositions, Akoya has two albums worth of original works, “Introducing Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble” & “P.D.P. (President Dey Pass),” that feature lead vocalist Kaleta, who for 10 years performed and recorded with the immortal Fela Kuti, and has also toured with Femi Kuti as well as the legendary King Sunny Ade. “