Hotel Congress Presents...
El Tambó: Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Santa Pachita, Sonido El Tambó
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
This event is 21 and over
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
PHOENIX AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA [PAO] proudly carries the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of FELA KUTI and TONY ALLEN, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound. Led by funky heiress Camille Sledge, the 16-strong orchestra is comprised of the most ambitious and outrageous musicians in Phoenix today - making it the hottest super-group on the hot city scene!
Beginning with a strict repertoire comprised of classic Afrobeat music, PAO has now penned an abundance of original material that melds the eclectic heritage of the ensemble with that classic Afrobeat style. The outcome is a truly powerful sound that pays homage to the masters while maintaining a fierce individuality. Details of upcoming releases are in the works now, so keep your ear to the pavement.
From concert hall to street fair, fashion show to fundraiser, PAO has shared the stage with such musical icons as George Clinton and The Roots, as well as lesser-known masters as wide-ranging as Turkuaz and Morris Alan.
Santa Pachita is a 7-piece band that blends a variety of musical styles to create an entertaining night of dancing for everyone. The congas, flute, and saxophone add depth to the energetic music that is influenced by ska, cumbia, rumba-salsa, and bands like Manu Chao.