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Trance for Nation

by The Superpowers

21st Century Afrobeat Dance Music From America with Heavy Grooves, Hot Horns, and Psychedelic Keyboards with special guest vocalists Rudy Gomis of Orchestra Baobab and his son Claude.
Genre: World: Afro-Beat
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1. American Exceptionalism
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2. Cold World
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3. Connected
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4. 32 Bit
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5. Lake Vicissitude
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6. Acid Rain
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7. Trance for Nation
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8. Ar #2
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Internationally recognized Afrobeat group THE SUPERPOWERS have been hailed by critics as a "poly-rhythmic juggernaut."

Originally formed as the Boston Afrobeat Society, having won the 2007 Phoenix Best Music Poll and 2006 Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act, this 21st-Century Dance Band has been blasting off in the Northeast. They have since relocated to Brooklyn where they have nurtured a monthly residency at Zebulon, one of Brooklyn's most well-respected music venues, for 2 years! They have played packed houses throughout the Eastern U.S. and shared the stage with internationally renowned artists including Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, John Browns Body, Aphrodesia, and NOMO.

In the past year they have played nearly 100 shows at festivals, bars, clubs, farms, and community events, rallying to end the violence in Darfur, raising money for development projects in Zambia's Meheba refugee settlement and supporting Fair Trade in South America. THE SUPERPOWERS also toured for 2 years using a WVO (Waste-Vegetable-Oil) powered School Bus, dubbed "the Green Monster." Members of the Superpowers can also be seen around the Northeast performing with Kokolo, John Brown's Body, Baye Kouyate, Amayo's Fu-Arkestra, The Mobius Band, Cuddle Magic, Rubblebucket Orchestra, BQEZ, and Dead Cat Bounce. They're newest record, Trance-for-Nation contains 8 tracks of RAW original Afrobeat with special guest vocalists Claude and Rudy Gomis (Orchestra Baobab) on 3 tracks. Their first record, Revival Time is available on iTunes.


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Occupying a unique place at the intersection of Afrobeat, American pop, lounge, psychedelia, and progressive jazz, The Superpowers create horn-driven, poly-rhythmic grooves that are both chill and full of joie de vivre. Performing over 100 dates a year, this fresh and furious group is making fusion fun again, spreading the love with tight, funky interplay and spacious, improvisatory explorations.