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Harrison Murphy

Mar 15th 2018 @ The Jam Arcata

Arcata, CA
I Was There
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
9:00 PM
The Jam Arcata
915 H St, Arcata, CA 95521
Sun Hop Fat with Boa & Helekinetic

Thursday March 15
$10 door

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For years Sun Hop Fat has been at the forefront of introducing the unique sounds of Ethiopian Jazz to the masses. The music blends the rhythms of traditional American funk (James Brown, Parliament) and jazz (Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis) with harmonies and melodies from East Africa. The result is an up-tempo groove machine that borrows harmonies from the Middle East. The music focuses primarily on arrangements from the “golden era” of Ethiopian Jazz but includes original compositions as well. This all-star band includes standout musicians from other popular San Francisco Bay Area groups.

Sun Hop Fat has developed a solid following throughout Northern California by playing a number of clubs and festivals. The ability of the band to captivate sit down jazz crowds as well as steal the spotlight in prime festival slots, encouraging crowds to get up and dance, makes the group flexible in its appeal and garners support from diverse audiences.

Sun Hop Fat will be touring and appearing at festivals up and down the west coast throughout 2018.

“…a steady wall of extraordinary moving sound and beats…” – San Francisco Examiner


BOA Aka Chris Noonan is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Dj
He has developed an exciting show, shattering Genre Boundries and Bringing together
elements of Dub, World Music, Funk, Hip Hop, Downtempo and experimental. While taking the audience on a Journey through cultures and styles. BOA draws the crowd in with intricate and elevating Horn lines
playing Tenor, Baritone sax, Flutes and even the Shanai. Channeling the energy of the Crowd
BOA's shows consistently build the energy with masterful use of tension and release.
He has shared the stage and played with Rob Garza, Lettuce, Breakscience, Brother Ali, Michael Menert, Gladkill, Kastle, Thriftworks, Dumstaphunk, Monophonics, Vinyl, DJ Logic,Jacob Fred Jazz Odessy, and George Porter Jr.