At Kastles Stadium - Thievery Corporation

At Kastles Stadium - Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C. based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, and their supporting artists. Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic.

The Arkives

The Archives is the brainchild of Eric Hilton of the internationally acclaimed duo Thievery Corporation. The all-star band, led by Darryl 'D-Trane' Burke, is currently recording their debut album on ESL Music, with a full-length release scheduled for Fall 2011.

...The Archives mission is to unearth and reconnect with reggae music’s true roots and resurrect the classic sounds of rocksteady, roots, dance hall and dub. The band is made up of all veteran players, several of whom have toured internationally with various legendary reggae acts such as Culture, Eek-A-Mouse & Jr Marvin of The Wailers. In their first year together as a band, their captivating live show has quickly elevated them to the top of the DC reggae scene. An
Archives performance is a magic carpet ride through reggae’s rich history that is not to be missed!

ESL Music’s newest signing, The Funk Ark is a world funk ensemble based in Washington DC. The band has a debut album recorded which will be released on ESL Music in Spring/Summer 2011. The group draws on influences from the African and Latin funk/dance music scenes of the 1960s and 70s and the result is a gritty and soulful mix of inspired afrobeat and big band funk. Keyboardist and songwriter, Will Rast is well known for his work as a sideman with a veritable encyclopedia of artists both locally and internationally, such as Mya, Federico Aubele, Natalia Clavier, Ocote Soul Sounds, RAMP, Raheem Devaughn and Justin Jones. The coming year will find him immersed in no less than 4 records produced for the ESL Label including Funk Ark’s own debut release coming in April 2011 and records by Thievery Corporation, Frank Mitchell Jr, and Ocote Soul Sounds, featuring Martin Perna of Antibalas and Adrian Quesada of the Grammy nominated Grupo Fantasma.

Volta Bureau

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At Kastles Stadium - Thievery Corporation with The Arkives, The Funk Ark, Volta Bureau

Saturday, August 20 · 5:00 PM at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf