Next month, June 12th, MetroSonic will proudly be presenting another installment of Live@Metrosonic! This time around we will be featuring the amazing sounds of Kaleta ft. Zozo Afrobeat, along with DJ sets from Peter Matson of Underground System, as well as announcing an amazing contest for Indie bands!
Kaleta is an artist that is truly taking the Afrobeat movement by storm and bringing it to the next level! Born in The Republic of Benin, Leon Ligan-Majek earned the name ‘Kaleta’ while mastering his musical skills. Relocating at a young age to near by Nigeria, Kaleta set out with the goal to play with one of his idols, King Sunny Adé and then soon after he played with the pioneer and creator of Afrobeat: Fela Kuti.
Once again relocating to New York City, Kaleta put together and leads the band Zozo Afrobeat, who are at the forefront of the Afrobeat revival. Zozo Afrobeat (which is comprised of members from all over the world including America, West Africa, South Africa, Poland, and Spain) have made an art out of combining Benino-Nigerian rhythms with American Jazz and Funk!
Backing this highly anticipated performance we will be welcoming DJ Peter Matson! Matson is the cofounder and guitarist for Experimental Afrobeat band Underground System and is sure to be showcasing the best of what Afrobeat has to offer.
The details for the Live@MetroSonic Video Contest will be released very soon/in time for the June 12th show. The contest will end on our Live@MetroSonic event that is yet to be announced in July. Come back here soon or check out our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in the coming days for more information.
Live @ Metrosonic:
Kaleta Feat. Zozo Afrobeat
Friday June 12th
Doors open at 8PM
143 Roebling St. 3d floor
Presented by Luc Belaire