Bells Atlas + Sk. Kakraba
Jazz Afropop + Traditional gyil
July 20, 2017
Door at 5 pm | Show at 5:30 pm
$18 UCBG Member
$15 Youth (5 – 17)
Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA. Combining heavy rhythm and groove, soulful vocal harmonies and a healthy dose of wildcard energy, this dynamic group has arrived at a sound that is undoubtedly their own. Primarily made up of 4 members with a musical chemistry that surprises and compliments, the sonic palette that makes up Bells Atlas is deep, cinematic and colorful. They capture the spirit of eclectic influences – soul, West African & Brazilian rhythm, noise pop & psychedelia, to name a few – and draw a wide audience with diverse tastes.
In 2016, Bells Atlas joined WNYC’s Snap Judgement as their new touring house band, live-scoring 90 minutes of storytelling with original music. Touring with the program has taken them to countless beautiful, historic theaters across the country, playing for thousands of people. Look out for new show dates in a city near you for the upcoming 2017-2018 season!
On their own, the band has supported a number of international artists and shared the stage with acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell and more. You can find the band’s self-titled album, Hyperlust EP, covers and singles on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud.