Brooklyn ensemble The Budos Band returns to Portland Friday night for a show at the Wonder Ballroom. The group coined a term “Afro-soul,” to describe their fusion of Western funk and soul with African influences including the winding, deeply soulful music of 1970s Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed. Starting in 2005, The Budos Band has released 3 full-length records on Daptone Records — also home to Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, and others. Their new release, Burnt Offering, is due out in October. Stream a song from the new album below.
We’re giving away tickets to Friday’s show! See below for details and how to enter.
The Budos Band plays Friday night at the Wonder Ballroom, with Swahili and DJ Sesqui. This is a 21+ over show.
Here’s how to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets: just fill in the blanks below and press “submit.” One entry per person, please. Deadline to enter is Friday, July 25th, at 12pm. We’ll notify tickets winners by email. Good luck!