Shokazoba performs top quality, high energy music designed to move your feet, enervate your mind, and stimulate your soul. You will find us playing in theaters, underground clubs, on festival stages, at weddings, house parties, and wherever the cosmic tides take us. We aim to inspire positive social change by creating original, conscious, danceable music with topically relevant lyrics. Since 2005, many talented musicians have influenced our sound and style and we thank them all for their unique contributions. Shokazoba heartily thanks the New Africa House at UMASS Amherst for so graciously providing space for us to continue our work. We also offer our deepest love and gratitude to Fela Anikulapo Kuti for inventing Afrobeat and inspiring Shokazoba's existance. Check out our contact page to find more about Afrobeat and it's origins by clicking on the buttons and pictures. Thank you all for visiting our virtual home, and we certainly hope you enjoy our music!
"With a groove so funky you can smell it, they blend several different genres in a mixer and leave the listener convulsing to the sounds. From Jazz to Funk to an addicting West African beat, they have developed a wonderfully unique
soundscape that fits perfectly with the inspiring
message the banddelivers." - bandsforbernie.co
"Sometimes a record really can wake you up from whatever slump you’re in, and make you feel refreshed. For an amateur of New World music like myself, Shokazoba is perfect; the band’s music is succinct, exciting, and new and makes you want to listen to the genre for a deeper understanding..." - CMJ
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