Richmond Afrobeat Movement

Richmond Afrobeat Movement

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The Richmond Afrobeat Movement is an 11-piece ensemble that uses afrobeat music as a foundation for its message. Always a captivating live performance, the RAM is dedicated to putting on the most professional and enjoyable show possible.

Biography

Using music as its weapon, the Richmond Afrobeat Movement carries the torch of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Combining funk, latin, soul, jazz, high-life, and traditional African music with political and social awareness, the R.A.M. preaches for revolution through its music. With sometimes as many as 15 members on stage, they create an undulating groove, which carries an unstoppable horn section. The term “movement” applies in many ways: to the non-stop energy created physically, sonically, and visually, a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, and artistic ideas, the principal division of a longer musical work, self sufficient in terms of key, tempo, and structure, and is also reference to the moving parts of a mechanism. Be that as it may, the R.A.M. is committed to putting on the best possible performance it can to as broad of an audience as it can.