(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
1205 Pinetree Way
Music on the Grill is one of the best night’s out in the city. Join us for a BBQ catered dinner on
Music on the Grill is one of the best night’s out in the city. Join us for a BBQ catered dinner on the portico overlooking Lafarge Lake, with dinner music provided by one of our local emerging artists followed by a full musical concert in the studio theatre.
Dinner: 6:00pm | Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: BBQ Dinner & Concert: $69 | Concert Only: $45
ABOUT THE SHOW
Throughout their revolution, COCO JAFRO have become a synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe and creating a unique tapestry of sounds that captures the pulse, energy and vibrancy of innovative world music. Emotionally expressive and improvisational, this electrified fusion band will lead you on an groovy journey from funk to soul, embodying Latin and African beats. The addition of Moroccan born, lead guitarist Amine Said’s musical roots provide an exclusive sound with the proven power to instantly synchronize your soul.
COCO JAFRO is a melting pot of inspiration that reflects the collective of musicians from different continents, cultures and religions. From North African traditional music to Afro-Latin funk fused with throwback 60’s rhythms. Their recent full-length album Forces of Nature (2018) is the reflection of the band’s high energy performances while still following their mantra of remaining grounded, protecting our earth and being in harmony with it.
With a live show that encourages the freedom to dance, the freedom to think and the freedom to exchange culture and energy without oppression, suppression or repression, it is no surprise that COCO JAFRO have become icons in their community. The collective has been playing sold out crowds at revered hot spots like Frankie’s Jazz and Guilt & Co, and have been recognized for their impact earning a nomination as the ‘Best Live Act’ from the Van Isle Music Awards. As their sound spread further they were honoured with nominations from Breakout West as the Best Urban Artist of the Year and regional finalists in CBC’s esteemed Searchlight competition. Their new record is poised to shake the firmament with world spanning beats and soulful savvy lyrics to engage, enrich and embolden those among us hungry for an inclusive human evolution. Seize the future and start the party with the always relevant, always exciting, always progressive COCO JAFRO!
“Vancouver-based but boasting members from all over the globe, [COCO JAFRO] are purveyors of their own brand of groove that exists at the intersection of funk, soul and acid jazz” – The Snipe News