Zongo Junction

Along with the rising Afrobeat scene in NYC, the twelve piece ensemble Zongo Junction has gained notoriety in the city. Afrobeat, which could be described as a politically motivated combination of funk, jazz and Nigerian Yoruba music, is known for complex rhythms and high energy tunes. After extensive tour on the east and west coasts, Zongo Junction has built a reputation on their ability to get a crowd moving. The band stopped by our studio while preparing for their next tour.

Featured song: “T.D.D.”

Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/LZ0uD3

Official website: http://zongojunction.net/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zongojunction
Twitter: @zongojunction

Upcoming tour dates:
8/02 @Littlefield, Brooklyn
8/03 @The Haunt, Ithaca
8/04 @Dubland, Rochester
8/05 @Nieztsche’s, Buffalo
8/06 @This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton, ON
8/07 @The Rex, Toronto
8/17 @Red Square, Albany
8/18 @Manifestivus, Cabot

About BTR Live Studio:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia MacDonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrlivestudio