Black Masala / American Dumpster / Jouwala Collective

When:

Venue: The Ante Room

Address: 219 W. Water St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 284-8561

Website: http://the-ante.com/

Black Masala – Can you hear that?  Can you feel it?   It’s the sound of Washington, DC’s eclectic high-energy brass band Black Masala.  Formed in 2012, the band creates an irresistible dance groove packed with funk, gypsy-punk and soul.  Black Masala has made a big impact as one of the most exciting live acts in the region and is the winner of four Washington Area Music Awards “Wammies”, including Best New Artist and Best World Music Album.

In just three short years, Black Masala has released its debut album, multiple remixes, live recordings and its follow-up second album, “I Love You Madly” that came out Ocotber 30th and reached #2 on the CMJ World Music Charts. The new album showcases the band’s variety of influences and moods, ranging from Bhangra and bounce to New Orleans funk and Balkan brass.  This sound was forged on the road, playing countless shows up and down the east coast to enthusiastic crowds. Black Masala is part of a new generation of go-anywhere brass bands, and when they take the stage, their infectious grooves result in a dance party that leaves smiling concert goers eager for the next song.

Black Masala

Black Masala

American Dumpster – Charlottesville old-timers (and FloydFest attendees) will recognize the name American Dumpster: a notoriously good-time “junkyard folk” band fronted by local artist and renaissance man Christian Breeden
American Dumpster

American Dumpster

Jouwala Collective – United in the heart of Richmond, Virginia in 2015, Jouwala Collective blends Gnawa music and traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by trance inducing chants and rhythms with modern influences of funk, jam, jazz, rock, soul, reggae, blues, chaabi and electronic.

Jouwala Collective

Jouwala Collective

All Ages // $8 (Advance Tickets Available) // 8 PM Doors