"Musically adventurous and politically conscious from start to finish. An epic show."
"Gutsy and in the groove."
—All About Jazz
"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
"This music has the drive of 1970s funk, the subtle rhythms of Yoruba tribal music, the fire of Ghanaian highlife."
Winners of 12 Wammie Awards from
The Washington Area Music Association:
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
World Music Group
"Thunderous and potent. Chopteeth's debut CD takes the band from upbeat Swahili lyrics over a South African pulse one second, to
spaghetti Western-inspired instrumentals the next.
True to the political essence at the heart of Fela's music."
”Raging guitars and rich, swaggering horns. Propulsive.”
—The Boston Globe
“Wonderfully fresh. With absolutely no reservations, this is an outright success."
"Afrofunk with lunatic energy."
2010 & 2008
World Music Recording
Artist of the Year
Debut CD of the Year
reviews Chopteeth Live CD &
interviews band members:
"Chopteeth continues to hit audiences upside their heads."
2012 & 2011
World Music Vocalist—Michael Shereikis
"First Person" interview with Chopteeth's Michael Shereikis:
"Why do we have music? It’s to sort of hold it down for the dancers. Your job is to get it right. To put a little energy and playfulness into it and keep the dance floor hot."
opening for Trombone Shorty!