Shuggie Otis, Kaleta performing free concerts at MetroTech

In association with BAM, Brooklyn's MetroTech will be hosting a series of free outdoor concerts this summer, including some musical legends and contemporary stars.  Shuggie Otis is a no-brainer; the only issue is it's the very last show of the summer still several months away in... August.  In the meantime, I highly recommend that you go see Kaleta's Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra on June 20th.  Kaleta played in Fela Kuti's touring band, and his ensemble is a faithful continuation of Fela's musical vision and social vision.  I had the pleasure of working with him at a friend's recording studio a couple years back, and not only is he a talented multi-instrumentalist, he is also a very humble and genuinely nice guy.  Sheila E. is also performing at MetroTech, and I expect a big crowd for that.  See you this there this summer!


Zozo Afrobeat Rehearsal footage on Vimeo: