Afro Asia at The Stage
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Afro Asia is a new and eagerly anticipated musical project spearheaded by local entrepreneur and musician Jay Pun, which includes guitarist Mike Chang of Baaba Seth, Ivan Orr, Kofi Shepsu, and local legend Houston Ross (TR3, Corey Harris, etc.).
Afro Asia plays spicy Thai-infused instrumental funk and soul, and celebrates the friendships and cross-pollination of backgrounds, personalities, and musical styles that have long characterized the Charlottesville music scene. “For Pun, it’s a chance to come full circle and play with a bunch of guys who look like him. At first, it was intentional to have Black and brown members—if not really a rule,” Pun says. “And in bringing some of this traditional yet modern Asian music to America, it works because it is heavily influenced by Black American funk and jazz.” – Shea Gibbs for C-Ville Weekly
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