Sunday, August 25, 2013

When Traditions Meet... Boston's Stepper Scene Meets NDN Soul-Funk

“Something To Step To…” is an evening for the Steppers Movement in Boston, offering an injection of live soul-funk by The GROOVALOTTOS. 

DORCHESTER – “Something To Step To…” is a live musical event of dance music by Afro-Native
funk band, The GROOVALOTTOS; taking place on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Biff’s Lounge, 24 Washington Street (Downstairs), Dorchester, MA. Doors open at 7 PM.

Steppin’, also called “Chicago Steppin’” is a dance form that grew out of Black ballroom dance culture of the 1950s found in primarily in Chicago, as well as Washington DC, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. Giving rise to the hustle movement of the 1970’s and is a growing movement throughout the country; locally curated by the organization Steppin’ In The Bean.

E Ray J, Klyph The 3rd Eye, and Mwalim DaPhunkeeProfessor
Formed by veteran Motown session player, James Wolf in 2009, The GROOVALOTTOS is a band that offers a blend of soul, funk and blues that they call ‘NDN Soul-Funk’. They have been pulling fans to the dance floor since their public premiere in 2011. While working on their first album the band has had a busy and colorful summer, including playing for break dancers and MCs at a community festival in Providence, and fresh from headlining at the NDN Soul Festival on Cape Cod. On August 31, they bring their sound and style to the Steppers, Groovers and Soulsters of Boston.

The GROOVALOTTOS are an Afro- Native band who’s members are from the Wampanoag, Cherokee and Choctaw communities. Aside from performances, the band also offers workshops, clinics and residencies to schools and community- based music programs. They are part of the New England State Touring program under NEFA. For more information, visit them at www.thegroovalottos.com.

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