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Kumasi is New Orleans’ own full afrobeat orchestra. We fell in love with a style of music created by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen nearly 50 years ago, and now we’re bringing it to the people of New Orleans. We play some great Fela tunes, and some afro-funk from 70s Ghana, but the majority of our live show is original music, stemming from West African concepts, composed to make any crowd move and groove.

Kumasi is New Orleans’ own full afrobeat orchestra

We fell in love with a style of music created by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen nearly 50 years ago, and now we’re bringing it to the people of New Orleans. We play some great Fela tunes, and some afro-funk from 70s Ghana, but the majority of our live show is original music, stemming from West African concepts, composed to make any crowd move and groove.

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TONIGHT we’re lucky to have @golddamn joining us on keys! Strut on over to Frenchmen and show us your pretty selves! Maison, 10-12pm (FREE!) #afrobeat #kumasiafrobeat #tonight #nolalove #freeshow ...

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We hit at Maison on Frenchmen tonight, 10-midnight! We hope to see you there. We’ll be celebrating the birthdays of our bassist Jonathan, Conga Mike, and the album Pretty Hate Machine, all released into world on October 20. ...

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TONIGHT AT MAISON FRENCHMEN! 10pm to midnight! KUMASI!!! ...

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