Double CD Release Party fr: Coco Jafro, Camaro 67
It's the moment we've all been waiting for.......
Camaro 67 & C...
9:00pm Doors at: 8:00pm
Funk, Soul, Afro-Latin, Jazz from Vancouver BC
It's the moment we've all been waiting for.......
Camaro 67 & COCO JAFRO are BOTH releasing their latest albums;
'Still Burning' & 'Forces Of Nature'.
You don't want to miss this
DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!
JUNE 1ST, 2018 @Rickshaw Theatre
*We're offering a special earlybird 🐤
price of *** 2 for $ 20 *** on tickets for a limited time ! ! ! !
Get 'em here:
Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra since 2007) left off. In their first year as a band, Camaro 67 released their 9-track debut album “Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul”. Their second full length album is set to be released in Spring of 2018. The band has been featured at festivals throughout BC including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Celebration of Light, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Winterruption Festival, Garden City Grooves, and the Wapiti Music Festival. They have shared the stage with with reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapira, Love You Miss You, and Bazooka Picnic.
“Top fuel Afrobeat a la Antibalas & Budos, blown and cammed for max HP (heavy percussion). Smooth and meaty as drag slicks. It’s one bitchin’ Camaro from Vancouver. For the driver, the double-naught spy, the night crawler – this debut is your soundtrack; a mean ten-piece that’s track-ready. Check ‘Bitchin’ Camaro’ ‘The Road’, ‘Funkariffic’ and ‘Sink It’. Classic cover for Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul. Love It!” -Cal Koat, Host, World Beat Canada, Roundhouse Radio
“Vancouver’s groove music scene is putting out solid bands these days … a packed house enjoyed the debut of Camaro 67 – seeing them live is where it’s at!” -Dane Roberts, Artistic Director, BC Ska Society
Coco Jafro is here to liberate, invigorate and elevate; igniting your senses with seductively smooth vibrations from around the globe. Linger in the rhythms and savour the flavours from Africa to The Americas. A revelation for a revolution, this innovative Afro Funk - Latin Soul ensemble unlocks a powerful desire to live with freedom and move with abandon. Break free from whatever is holding you back and follow this dynamic group as they lead you to a world of positive, energetic celebration. Socially conscious, ethnically curious, musically notorious, CBC Searchlight and Breakout West acclaimed and crowd renowned. Coco Jafro packs the floor and smashes the ceiling.
Coco Jafro are catching fire with their unique blend of worldly funk fusion. An eclectic mosaic of influences including Santana, Chaka Kahn and Stevie Wonder conspire to produce scintillating grooves that rumble dance halls and reverberate with an inclusive spirit of justice. Their members reflect the vibrant diversity found in their stomping grounds, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Their personal roots provide spice to infuse their potent musical stew with an infectious rhythm and a wide scope of vision. Weaving radical people in a worldwide tapestry, their passion is exploring their culture with you. Like their anthemic track Do what I want, they are forging a new path their international fan base is eager to follow.
Coco Jafro have become icons in their community playing sold out crowds at revered hot spots like Frankie's Jazz and Guilt & Co, and have been recognized for their impact earning a nomination as the 'Best Live Act' from the Van Isle Music Awards. As their sound spread further they were honoured with nominations from Breakout West as the Best Urban Artist of the Year and regional finalists in CBC's esteemed Searchlight competition. They have shared stages, and the same prestigious venues as industry titans Five Alarm Funk, Delhi 2 Dublin, The Boom Booms and Grammy and Juno winner Alex Cuba.
Coco Jafro is always on the hustle, recent highlights include TD International Jazz Festival, and Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. They are in demand regulars at high profile celebrations rocking the stage at CBC Nooners Concert Series, Harmony Arts Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Victoria International Jazz Festival. They recently completed the recording of their imminent 4th Album ‘Forces of Nature’ which is set to blow up in 2018. This new record is poised to shake the firmament with world spanning beats and soulful savvy lyrics to engage, enrich and embolden those among us hungry for an inclusive human evolution. Seize the future and start the party with the always relevant, always exciting, always progressive Coco Jafro.
254 East Hastings
Open / Operational