Afro Zuma is a Grand Rapid-based,13-piece collaboration of journeyman jazz artists, late night rockers, school music teachers and world traveling beat heads, all working together to pay homage to Afrobeat’s greatest artists. While drawing inspiration from their diverse backgrounds. Afro Zuma incorporates traditional rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, Guinea and Nigeria, weaving them into original drum arrangements, creating a mattress for a groove orgy of guitar, bass and keys, giving way to epic James Brown-inspired unison horn arrangements and solos, leaving the perfect frosting for this layer cake of funk, vocals inspired by Nigeria’s Yoruba tradition combined with call and response vocal harmonies bleeding of political injustice.
A loose cannon party band playing an eclectic mix your favorite jam’s in an array of genres from Reggae, Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Country, Pop & Hip Hop. Going to a Jetts show is an interactive event where you can croon to your favorite sing alongs, dance to the funkiest jams or play air guitar with lead solos that will sting your soul. This band is dangerous, unpredictable, and just plain fun. Every show is an adventure!