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Hard Proof Afrobeat, Money Chicha

Tue., Jan. 14, 2014, 10:30pm

Continental Club

1315 S. Congress, 512/441-2444

http://www.continentalclub.com

Of all the Grupo Fantasma offshoots, none has more fun than Money Chicha. Armed with an ass-ton of reverb and zero commercial prospects, the sixpiece peddles a swirling kaleidoscope of woozy cumbia inspired by Sixties Peru. That pairs perfectly with Hard Proof Afrobeat, a percussion and horn riot that’s evolved into one of Austin’s most reliable party starters. The local 10-piece, whose horn section moonlights with Black Joe Lewis, layers Ethio-jazz over Fela-derived funk.

– Thomas Fawcett
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