Afropop Night Live is Boston’s monthly Afrocentric live music + dance party! Featuring local / nationla /international African-inspired music to celebrate and unify our unique and diverse Boston community.
9pm Doors | 10PM music | 21+ | $10
Shokazoba began in 2005 in Northampton, Massachusetts as a 17 piece Fela Kuti tribute project. We now produce original music, blending jazz and funk with a West African undertone and a consciously uplifting message.
Our music draws inspiration from afro-beat, funk, jazz, punk, psychedelic rock, prog, rap, trance, R&B, hip hop, soul, and other eclectic influences. Interlocking guitar patterns and syncopated percussion blend seamlessly with jazz infused horn lines. We guarantee to have the entire audience dancing!
Shokazoba has played a variety of stages from clubrooms to big festivals, and from large weddings to more intimate private parties. Our music goes over well with most people, and It is intended to be uplifting and accessible, Over the years, many talented musicians have contributed to the development and refinement of the unique sound and style that is now Shokazoba. We thank them all for their unique contributions!
Shokazoba garnered the Valley Advocate’s award for Best World Music in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012, their Best Funk award in 2008, and Best Jazz in the My411 Source poll in 2009. We were also recognized as “Artists of the Year” (Big Bands category) by the African Jazz review in reference to our 2011 release of “Congress For Sale” (http://www.africanjazz.info/
It’s very important to us to keep our music accessible to everyone, so please download our live recordings for free on archive.org where we’ve already been downloaded over 1,000,000 times! Our albums “One Destiny” and “Congress For Sale” are currently available at shokazoba.bandcamp.com, and our EP “Illusion of Choice” is available at bandcamp as well for free download.
Special Guests: M’Bolo & DJ Afro-Marc
Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge Present: IRISH SESSIONS – a brand new Sunday evening residency. Every Sunday from 5-8PM come relax and watch Live Traditional Irish Music while you enjoy a delicious dinner!
This will be a great night for families AND kids eat free!
We will be open at 4PM – Music 5-8PM – All Ages
Featuring members of CAT AND THE MOON – Featuring virtuosic musicianship and masterful improvisation, Cat and The Moon offers a unique interpretation of traditional bluegrass and Celtic music through bold and original compositions that showcase the true range of their eclecticism and talent.
Did you love the Electric Slide as a kid? Are you always the one teaching Aunt Sherry Cotton Eyed Joe at family weddings? Have you always wanted to learn partner dancing but don’t want to wear those silly shoes or listen to Ballroom music???
Dirty Water Saloon
Country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing for queer folks, friends and allies; No partner or experience required!
Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
West Coast Swing lessons 7:00
Line dance lessons 7:45
Quick two-step tutorials all night long
Open dancing 8:15 – 10:00
Practice line dances to Lady Gaga, Pussy Cat Dolls, and Justin Timberlake, and learn to lead or follow Two Step and West Coast Swing to artists such as Train, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Marvin Gaye! Come join us anytime throughout the night!
$10 at the door
Our live music series is back! Every Wednesday evening all year long enjoy dinner and a show at Bella Luna. Music goes from 6:30-9PM in our lounge in view from our bar AND there’s no cover! Come any Wednesday in April to be entered for your chance to win TWO TICKETS to Boston Calling Music Festival. RSVP on Facebook Here.
April 6: Emy Tseng
April 13: No Music Series due to our Spring Craftacular
April 20: Joachez trio
April 27: Samba De Tres
May 4: Yoko Kowata
May 11: Samba De Tres
May 18: Chris Hersch Quartet
May 25: No Music Series
June 1: Yoko Kowata
June 8: Chris Hersch Quartet
Special thanks to our generous sponsor: Samuel Adams!