Janka Nabay and The Bubu Gang perform a night of Afropop with local band Zanza at Asheville Music Hall. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
The North African songwriter and guitarist has already lived through war, played in bands for half of his life, worked with Keith Richards and Angelina Jolie, and achieved fame in his homeland. He plays Grey Eagle on Thursday.
The roster includes New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, bluesman Taj Mahal and Afrobeat heir Seun Kuti (pictures) with Egypt 80. Photo from Nigerian Music Movement.
Two Brooklyn-based funk/Afrobeat bands take over the One Stop stage tomorrow night.