Zongo Junction is generating a well-deserved buzz in NYCís burgeoning afrobeat scene. The ensemble blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz and soul. True to their inspiration, Nigerian superstar, political activist and afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the outfit excites dance floors wherever they perform.
The critics agree. "The only thing Zongo Junction has to do to start a legitimate dance party is show up and plug inÖ anyone within a square block earshot of this Ford-tough funk factory would be hard pressed not to join in the hoopla," says the Bay Areaís SF Station. "Sheer energy, with a brawny horn section that played unison lines with the force of a tractor-trailer and a rhythm section that roared with power and noise" says the Village Voice.