Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction are an 11-man afrobeat ensemble boasting five horns and a six-piece rhythm section. The group, formed by drummer Charles Ferguson after a trip to Ghana, plays an indefatigable and full-fledged take on the classic West African sounds of Fela, Tony Allen, Sunny Ade and more. Stream Zongo Junction’s “The Van That Got Away,” the lead single off their upcoming record, below — which is up for free download on their website. And catch them live on their US tour which kicks off this week.

US Tour Dates
Nov 28 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
Nov 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 30 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *
Dec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live *
Dec 04 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzsche’s *
Dec 05 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot *
Dec 06 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern *
Dec 07 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
Dec 08 – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
Dec 10 – Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
Dec 27 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Dec 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
Dec 29 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Dec 30 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
Dec 31 – Oakland, CA – Pizzaiolo
Jan 04 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Crown Room
Jan 11 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

* w/ Souljazz Orchestra

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    FIRE! Go see these guys live, such a powerful sound!