Thievery Corporation: World dance music with an electronic twist

Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8:30 p.m. (show time)
There are not many bands out there that can boast being proficient in so many styles of world music, much less rework it in a way that becomes something remarkably danceable under the guidance of two DJ/musicians. 

But that is exactly what one can expect to see from this band that I have been a fan of for more than 20 years. It is worth noting that this act from the District of Columbia appears at 20 Monroe Live and has played at the early version of the Rothbury Festival but has never had a radio hit, a big budget YouTube video, nor major label backing.

Instead, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation have used their creative chops to align a thrilling catalog of music releases that has welcomed acts and vocalists from around the world, like David Byrne, Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips, Anoushka Shankar, Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, and Bebel Gilberto.

In short, these kinds of acts have been rare here and if we don’t show some love for this level of craftsmanship, who knows how long it will be until they will return? So for the love of world dance music, be sure to snag a ticket to see this remarkable act in our city. 

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