New York. Osekre’s upbeat and ambient blend of music (afrobeat + ska + highlife + punkrock) serves asaculmination of influences that he picked up through absorbing the soundtracks of his two homes, Ghana and New York. Everything from K’naan to the Strokes, Fela Kuti to the Ramones, even Bob Marley to the Stones can be heard in Osekre’s sound. Osekre And The Lucky Bastards are always sure to be an interesting time. They come to the stage with a style of world music thoroughly updated and curated for 2014, and despite how strange it might sound, it really succeeds in its goals. The quintet’s mission is clear form the first note of the set—these boys want every single member of their crowd up and dancing the night away, and they will stop at nothing to make that happen.
Osekre will play at the After Party only — 4:45 to 7 p.m. at The Hall, 202 N. Alabama.