Come out SATURDAY, MAY 2nd 2:30pm as CapitalBop presents
at the Funk Parade Day Festival
with Mark Meadows on keys, Herman Burney on bass, Carroll Dashiell III on drums, Agyei Osei Hargrove on percussion.
At the Funk Parade Day Fair, CapitalBop presents three leading bands from D.C., plus a DJ spinning between sets. The courtyard outside the historic MA Winter Building will be filled with art, vendors and a pop-up bar. All of the day’s festive music demands dancing, with each performer drawing a personal connection between D.C.’s musical lineage and the greater African diaspora. It all comes together to create what we know today as FUNK. And…it’s FREE.
The JoGo Project makes a dynamic blend of go-go and jazz. Akua Allrichsounds like Roberta Flack by way of Georgia Anne Muldrow with a kick of Miriam Makeba. Cheick Hamala Diabate plays and sings the music of Mali, showcasing its rich, culture-crossing rhythms.
12 PM \ MA Winter lot opens
1 PM \ JOGO PROJECT
2:30 PM \ AKUA ALLRICH
4 PM \ CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE