World renowned Afro-Soul group Ugochi & African Soul Ensemble are headlining the WORTStock stage this Sunday, May 21! They’ll play a long, full set from 5:30-7 pm to bring the day’s festivities to a joyful and colorful close of very danceable music in a mix of genres, with a timely, poignant message for people of all ages and backgrounds. Special guest Charmanik will join her to add a Cuban hiphop flavor to the show! DJ Linda of Pan Africa chatted with Ugochi on Saturday ahead of her performance at WORTstock.
Ugochi’s blend of jazz, reggae and Afrobeat come together to create a genre uniquely her own: Afro Soul. Born to Nigerian, West African parents in Chicago, Ugochi credits both worlds with being the catalyst for her poetry, sound power and multitalented musicality. Ugochi’s sound has been described as “lively, energetic music that makes your feet move and heart think.”
The Chicago Music Awards classified her as “Best African Entertainer 2005.” She was also the GAMA’s (Global African Music Awards) “Best African Female Entertainer of 2012” and “Best African Pop Artist” for her hit single, “Don’t Mind Them.” In addition to an award-winning legacy, legendary Queen of Funk Chaka Khan praised Ugochi as “someone who will have a long life in the music business”.
So what’s it like to see Ugochi & African Soul Ensemble live? Take a minute to watch WORTStock headliner Ugochi perform live at Millennium Park with King Sunny Ade!
Ugochi & African Soul Ensemble will take the stage from 5:30-7 pm this Sunday for WORTstock at Warner Park.
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