WORLD-TRAVELING MO’ MOJO BRINGS ITS SPICY FLAVOR OF ZYDECO TO MoBo
International traveling band Mo' Mojo is bringing Louisiana-spiced Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Roots, Rock, & Reggae to MoBo on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Haw River Rounders will open with a set of swing tunes and other goodness and Mo MoJo will start up around 8:30.
The female-fronted group is a hard-driving, high-energy, “Pardi-Gras” band that “hopes to whip listeners into a joyous, dancing frenzy. Or at least to elicit a waltz.” They travel with three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, rubboard, trumpet, bass, percussion, and drums.
Their Durham performance is part of a spring tour that takes them to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and New York. Over the last 2 years the band has worked with the U.S. State Department and the American Music Abroad Program to perform and teach in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (2014); Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, Colombia, and Tajikistan (2015).
Their latest release, “We All Got The Same,” has 12 songs: 9 originals; 2 Zydeco standards meant to pay homage to the musical tradition; and 1 two-parts cover/one-part original medley based on Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up.” It features the unique stylings that Mo’ Mojo is known for, with a Zydeco base that blends in Cajun, Blues, Americana, Indie Rock, & Reggae.
Suggested Donation 15 dollars, or as able.
BYOB, snack to share if you wish
MoBo is located at 609 Trent Drive, Durham.
More information on Mo’ Mojo can be found at www.momojomusic.com