Sun Hop Fat @ The UC Theatre (Berkeley, CA) May 7, 2023



Forrest Day, Sun Hop Fat, Juan G. (Afrobeats Oakland)

It’s hard to believe that more than twenty years have passed since Antibalas’s humble beginning as a neighborhood dance / protest band in the block parties and underground parties in pre-gentrified Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Over the past two decades they have evolved into what The Guardian called “one of the world’s finest Afrobeat bands” while enjoying equal renown for their cross-genre collaborations with legends of popular music. With a heavy balance of experience and new blood, the group leapt into 2020 with their new Daptone Records full-length Fu Chronicles which received a Grammy® nomination for Best Global Music Album.

The raw power, seductive appeal and relentless grooves of Ethiopian dance music is something that must be experienced live to truly be grasped. For over the last decade Sun Hop Fat has been Nor Cal’s premiere vehicle in bringing Ethiopia’s “golden era” back to life for the pleasure of audiences. Relentless afro-beats and irresistible jazz stylings are at the core of this phenomenon. Horns soar over an ocean of rhythm and soaring melodies. The primal growl of baritone sax is a serpentine force, coaxing listeners down the rabbit hole. These songs will speak to your soul and do things to your body that may not be legal in certain states. Brace for impact with a “steady wall of extraordinary, moving sound and beats.” (San Francisco Examiner)



Sunday, May 7, 2023

Tickets: $30

Doors: 6:00pm • Show: 7:00pm

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General Admission Standing Room with Limited Seating

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