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Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter & Okwess

More Fatter

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Jupiter & Okwess
Jupiter & Okwess
With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. Jean-Pierre Bokondji, aka « Jupiter », a sort of ghetto Don Quixote, (or a lanky wading bird dressed in a general’s uniform), was born on the 16th December 1963, in Kinshasa. From East Berlin (where he grew up) to Kinshasa, from James Brown to the ultra-dominant Congolese rumba style, Jupiter decided to create his own mode of musical expression. Just like the writing of the African philosopher, Zamenga Batukezanga, Jupiter’s lyrics focus on the painful past, and how to overcome it.

Gathered around Jupiter are the Okwess faithful: Montana (of Staff Benda Bilili) on drums and Yendé on bass, guitarists Eric and Richard and the singer Blaise.
More Fatter
More Fatter
More Fatter is a funk fusion band hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. With spacious, brassy dance grooves, lusciously tight choral harmonies, and a fiery live presence, More Fatter has quickly established itself as "San Francisco's newest funk, rock, and jazz fusion experiment" (Bay Bridged).


More Fatter celebrates the chaotic zone between people’s wildest dreams and our everyday realities, driven by a dual mission to both fire up and heal the hearts and souls of listeners. The band is Tommy Economou on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Fedronic on vocals and trombone, Theo Fedronic on vocals and trumpet, Christina Galisatus on vocals and keys, Justin Palaad on bass, and Danny Chiapelone on drums. More Fatter taps into Tommy's and Mark's shared choral background, Theo's and Mark's French Caribbean/Hungarian heritage and the melting pot of blues, funk, jazz, rock, hip hop, electronica, and more that has been cooking up in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. More Fatter is currently working on recording two new singles with Bay Area producer Michael Starita - look out for new music in the fall of 2018 and check out their debut album “where are you”! As Dave Watts from The Motet said, "These guys brought a burning energy live, and I'm certain they'll be turning heads with their debut."
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