7:00 • no cover
Secret Stash Records and the Dakota present
The Dérobé Dance Band plays West African style music of the 1970s. Secret Stash Records co-founders Eric Foss and Cory Wong started the band while curating Secret Stash’s ongoing series of Ghanaian and Nigerian album reissues. During the reissue process they have spent hundreds of hours listening to and researching Afrobeat, Afro funk, and Highlife. Foss (drums) and Wong (guitar) have called on a host of local Latin, Jazz, and R&B musicians to assemble their own West African dance band inspired by the works of K Frimpong, Peter King, Dr. K. Gyasi, Ebo Taylor, Fela Kuti, and many others, The Dérobé Dance Band delivers a heavy danceable mix of funk, rock, and African rhythms.