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Dance and Costume Party - Kina Zoré, Federator No. 1 and Endangered Speeches

Event Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Recently featured on the BBC, and in the Christian Science Monitor, Kina Zoré is one of the hottest Afro-pop bands in Boston. The band was founded by Helder Tsinine of Mozambique who has been recognized internationally for his talents, with high profile coverage and the 2011 Peacedriven Award. Acclaim for the eight-piece band's soaring horn melodies and driving African rhythms has spread from the United States to Portugal and all the way back to Mozambique. www.kinazore.com
 
A collective of Berklee and NEC graduates, Kina Zoré is also focused on social issues, preaching the importance of compassion, and action on behalf of those suffering from poverty, homelessness, and AIDS. Despite tackling such serious topics, their music has an undeniably positive tone to it, proving that music made to move the world forward can still move people on the dance floor.

Kina Zoré features New England Conservatory jazz studies student Michael Prentky on trombone.  A junior at NEC, Prentky is majoring in jazz performance.
 
Federator No. 1 fills a need in Boston: a big band that plays uptempo Afrobeat and Afro-dance music.
More info: www.federator1.com - https://www.facebook.com/federator1 - www.twitter.com/federator1
 
Endangered Speeches, the creative brainchild of Greek MC/singer/composer/arranger Mariletta Konstantara, aims to restore a meaningful message and forward direction to hip-hop music. Rooted equally in hip-hop and reggae, the Endangered Speeches sound is characterized chiefly by the unique global view brought by each of its 13 members. http://endangeredspeeches.bandcamp.com
 
Tickets are $12 or 2 for $20.