Akina-Nakia Soul Shakedown Gets Funky Saturday Night at the Mohawk
Make plans to get down and get funky this weekend. The Mohawk has a killer local all-star line-up to work you into a dancing frenzy. This’ll be a full-throttle party night of rock, funk, soul, jazz and R&B, featuring two phenomenal voices and one of the best bands to experience live.
This show will be on fire, baby:
- Akina Adderley, singer, songwriter and frontwoman of Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys, blends hot, smokin’ modern soul with a classic, old school feel, with just a touch of rock ‘n’ roll. Aside from being very talented and very fabulous, Adderley comes from a very musical family. Her great uncle is jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley; her grandfather, Nat Adderley, Sr., is a coronet player, and dad Nat Adderley, Jr., is a producer, pianist and music arranger who’s worked with artists like Luther Vandross.
- Singer-songwriter and musician Nakia has made his mark as an ACL Fest artist, and wowed local fans and gained new ones with his appearance on NBC’s talent show The Voice. Even Cee Lo Green couldn’t hide his enthusiasm for Nakia’s incredible performances.
- Polyrhythmic perpetrators Hard Proof Afrobeat present an absolute blowout of non-stop percussion action and blasting brass. It’s a loose-flowing amalgam of funk and jazz borrowing from styles out of sub-Saharan Africa, an explosion of multiple horns, melodies and rhythms that groove and sway, an homage to the revolutionary father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti. That’s why they say: “Internationally inspired, locally produced.”
Talk about a mind-blowing triple bill from heaven. Hello?! It’s the Akina-Nakia Soul Shakedown, Saturday night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outdoor stage. Doors open at 8 p.m. Do not miss out on the action. Highly recommended to get your funk and soul fix. Right on.