Friday, August 4 • 6:30pm • The Bowl
Hailing from the streets of Washington D.C., Congo Sanchez have stretched their arms across the country bringing their wild mix of upbeat vocal stylings and insane percussion and dub grooves to the masses. These three ultra-talented musicians; Jeff ‘Congo’ Franca, Flex Matthews, and Haile Supreme create a sound that is unique, cutting edge and relevant to the current world we reside.
At a Congo Sanchez show, you will experience a positive energy of love and togetherness, all the while laying down infectious grooves that are impossible not to dance to. Congo’s time as the drummer for Thievery Corporation has clearly had an effect on his ear as he continues to explore the down-tempo, world music, reggae mezcla, with an obvious hip-hop overtone to the composition. Listeners of their debut album ‘Dealin With This’ will hear an array of sounds and rhythms, paying homage to the roots of music with the thick layers of percussion that are signature to their distinct sound. All of this accompanied by a conscious message and an authentic lyrical approach creates a superb listening experience that has created a rabid and ever expanding fan base.