The Big Takeover, Shokazoba
Friday Mar 16, 2018

Doors: 8:30 PM
Show: 9:00 PM

16 and over

$10 advance - $13 day of show

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

289 Main St
Greenfield, MA

The New York six-piece The Big Takeover takes their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie. Traditional and experimental, their global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely.

Shokazoba produces original work, aiming to inspire greater human awareness through conscious, funky fusion jazz with progressive, topical lyrics. They perform top quality, high energy music designed to move your feet, inspire your mind, and stimulate your soul. Voted "Best of the Valley" five times, nominated as "Artists of the Year" by the New England Music Awards, and recognized with several distinctions by the African Jazz Review.

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