Common Ground Collective brings the Afro-beats

The Atlanta-based Common Ground Collective brings a a buffet of world-beat flavors to The Grey Eagle tonight, offering Afrobeat grooves, funk-inspired horns, jazzy meanderings and infectious percussive lines.

The 15-piece orchestra is led by keyboardist Mausiki Scales, who formed the group more than a decade ago, drawing from American artists like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Miles Davis and George Clinton, along with his love for traditional African music and the Afrobeat fusion popularized by Fela Kuti in the ‘70s. The band first gained the attention of critics performing at Kuti tributes but has since shared the stage with an eclectic roster of artists that includes Roy Ayers, Les Nubians, Lauryn Hill, Slick-Rick and many more.

Jonathan Santos and Chief Yahsh open.

8 p.m. $10/$12.



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