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Afro-Zep

Afro-Zep

Led Zeppelin songs re-done with African influences

AfroZep is a band that plays high-energy afro-beat and afro-pop versions of Led Zeppelin songs, complete with horns and percussion.

Wilson, Marshall and Ryan conceptualized the idea in the Summer of 2009. Less than 6 months later they were touring the Midwest performing in St. Louis, Iowa City, Kansas City, Madison and Rock Island.

Their first hometown performance was a few months later at the …See More

Chicago’s top Rock, Jazz and African musicians get together to perform a set of Led Zeppelin songs. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin, others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco and others are stripped down Zeppelin arrangements injected with the pulse of traditional African drumming.