Manifiesta feat. Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra and DJ Tres Dos

C'mon Everybody presents:

Manifiesta feat. Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra and DJ Tres Dos

Fri · December 29, 2017

11:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra
Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra
Amayo’s Fu-Arkist-Ra is a unique afro-beat concept, created by Amayo in 2000, which was developed in three countries: in Brooklyn (USA), in Paris (France) and in Bahia (Brazil).

The music of AMAYO’S FU-ARKIST-RA is a combination of traditional Chinese Lion rhythms and Nigerian Afro-beat. This unique blend of styles creates a vivid and magical landscape for stories, lessons, and dances of ancient Chinese and African folklore. Songs in the repertory include ‘Amen-awon’, ‘Wounded Lion’, ‘Lion Awakes’ and ‘Happy Lion’. The result is a lethal fusion called FU-Afrobeat: a blend of African spiritual rhythms, Traditional Chinese lion rhythms, highlife, funk, and jazz, infused with political messages. The band’s diverse spectrum of backgrounds carries the spirit of Kung Fu masters and philosophers of the Orient, Freedom fighters, the Royal warriors of Edo & Ife Kingdoms, and Fela Kuti.

"Wasn't that brother James Brown preaching up a bodacious erotic sermon? (Actually, it was Abraham Amayo, Antibalas' charismatic dreadlocked lead singer-conguero, inviting the sweltering L.A. audience to rip off its clothes.)"

- Los Angeles Times

"The Fu-Arkist-Ra are the invention of Abraham "Duke" Amayo, best known as chanteur and composer for Antibalas, Brooklyn's premier Afrobeat ensemble. This side project's name is a rough amalgam of fu (from "kung fu," meaning "to strive for excellence") and arkestra, the variant spelling of "orchestra" coined by avant-jazz avatar Sun Ra."

- The Village Voice

"Everything about the Fu-Arkist-Ra, is unique, but their instrumentation is definitely something you’ll rarely see: electric keyboard, three vocalists, chekere, cello, flute, trap drums, congas, bass, guitar, and an 8-foot Nigerian Ife drum."

- The Afrobeat Blog
DJ Tres Dos
DJ Tres Dos
Salsa, Tropicalia, Afrobeat, MPB, Cumbia, Samba, Electronica, Reggae, Highlife, Boogaloo, Timba, Rumba, Flamenco, 80s, Funk, Pop, Ska, Son, Soul, and Gypsy,
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238