Here’s a quick video of Mamadou Mbengue joining none other than Youssou NDour at the Vic in Chicago last month. Awesome! Catch Mamadou with the OP next at Red Line Tap, Oct 30.
Dancing in the streets at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest last night! Mark and Mamadou rocked it. See everyone Sept 2 at Martyrs with DJ Toast!
This Sunday, June 29, the Opposition Party funks up Logan Square!
Sunday, June 8, at 3:00pm, the OP hits the Andersonville MidsommarFest Center Stage with special guests Victor Garcia (trumpet) and Jean LeRoy (percussion), as well as Mamadou Mbengue (percussion) and Mark Ford on vocals!
Gettin Down with Mark Ford at the Transatlantic Throwdown May 22 at Martyrs
At Martyrs on May 22, we create some transatlantic vapor trails with Swamp Heat & Despotic Hall of Fame!
On Friday, September 20, at
Noon 2:00 PM, The OP will take over Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago with 11 pieces of W. African Funk.
The scene: WurstFest, A Culinary Event to support the Chicago Music Summit
Local Food, Local Brews, Local Music!
We’re joined by special guests Mark Ford on vocals and Mamadou Mbengue on Talking Drum!
[ UPDATE: ] The time of the show has been changed to 2:00 PM.
On Friday, June 21, the Opposition Party and Kongfuzi descend on Lincoln Square Lanes to put their new live music stage through its paces. Hopefully the bowlers will still be able to hear the clatter of pins with our 11 pieces filling the joint with joyful afrobeat sounds. We welcome vocalist Mark Ford for this show as well!
10 pm. No cover!