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On Now:

African Roots

One of the few shows in Colorado focused on the music of Africa.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT

with EC

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  • Artist: Nahawa Doumbia
  • Track: Niana
  • Album: Yaala

On Next:

The AfterFM Annex

Turn up your afternoon with the best and boldest sounds from the AfterFM vault.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT


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Cha Wa at Aggie Theatre:


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July 24, 2021

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. “My People,” the band’s follow up to their Grammy-nominated album “Spyboy,” feels like pure joy, a distillation of generations of New Orleans expression. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is: not least in the tense, funky and explosive title track, with its declaration “My people, we’re still here.” “Mardi Gras Indian songs are inherently songs about freedom,” the band’s drummer Joe Gelini says. “And that struggle is as relevant today as it’s ever been.” Popmatters describes the band as "a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.”

Artist: Cha Wa

Venue: Aggie Theatre