Chata Addy & Susuma, The Soultans
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Chata Addy & Susuma
Susuma plays Chata Addy original contemporary world beat sounds. Susuma specializes in Afro Reggae and Funky Highlife dance music. Its extensive background in drumming brings plenty of energy to the stage. Whether Chata is singing in his native language Ga or in English, listeners can understand. They pick up the joy in his music. The members of the band use a drum set, keyboard, saxophone, two electric guitars, and bass guitar. Chata Addy, the leader of the band Susuma, plays three congas, the talking drum, and provides lead vocals.
The Soultans were born to keep the groove alive. If it's hard hitting funk, smooth soul, or groovy New Orleans music, this eclectic R&B band delivers the goods. The Soultans play classic funk and soul covers aimed at keeping the dance floor moving.
Formed in 2013 by a close group of friends, The Soultans have a relaxed feeling and a positive message: It's time to feel good! The band formed in 2013, in Portland Oregon, when drummer Talbott Guthrie began putting together his dream team of musicians. Fellow sound engineer and music fan, Jason Rappaport on bass, the "wizard" of keyboards, Andrew Deetz, Josh Peters on percussion, and well known Portland guitarist, Newell Briggs were his first choice of collaborators for this project.
The Soultans play songs to make people dance. Their material consists mostly of funk covers from the likes of The Meters, Sly & The Family Stone, and Curtis Mayfield, while also offering some smooth grooves borrowed from artists like Marvin Gaye and Allen Toussaint. Most of the band shares vocal duties and the occasional guest vocalist give some variety to the proceedings. Congas as bongos keep the groove going and add a extra slice of funk!
The Soultans are still developing and expanding their set list to include well-known funk favorites as well as some obscure gems and the occasional original composition. As they like to say it down south "Laissez le bon temps rouler!"