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Chopteeth to perform at Black Cat

Chopteeth brings its storming West African big band dance party to one of DC’s best music venues. Don’t miss this fantastic show, with the scorching Eastern Standard Time opening the evening–the Deans of DC ska and rock steady! Get advance tickets to guarantee your spot:


The Black Cat
1811 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

MORE ON CHOPTEETH: is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet. Dubbed the Crazy Fools of Afrobeat, Chopteeth weaves giant original grooves, and unleashes the power of Africa’s golden age of music with new takes on classics from Ghana, Senegal, Congo, Guinea, Nigeria and around the world.”A fearsome live act.”
—Washington City Paper”A storming powerhouse of big-band African funk, Chopteeth is smart, tight and relentlessly driving…a definite don’t-miss.”
—The Washington Post

“Chopteeth’s live shows are as sweaty yet tasty as a Texas barbecue in August.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

”Raging guitars and rich, swaggering horns. Propulsive.”
—The Boston Globe

“Thunderous… potent.”


Put together top musicians from the Jazz and Reggae scenes, give them the recipe for the original Jamaican Ska, throw a dose of Soul in the mix and the result is Eastern Standard Time.

From their initial days as a Be Bop influenced Ska-Jazz supergroup, the band has matured over more than a decade, adding Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, Soul, and even Spy Jazz into their repertoire.

Eastern Standard Time is a world-renowned act, with multiple tours of The United States, Canada, Europe and Russia to their credit. Their recordings have brought them acclaim from as close as their own hometown–where they were dubbed “one of Washington’s best bands” by the Washington Post– to the wider global community.

Eastern Standard Time has been featured on television and film. They can be heard in movie soundtracks and on radio stations around the world.


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