The Afromotive

A thundering 9-piece ensemble from Asheville, NC, The Afromotive is escorting Afrobeat music into the modern age and taking the dance floor with them. Fueled by a powerful three-piece horn section and an unstoppable rhythm section, The Afromotive's musical dance excursions are steered by bandleader Kevin Meyame.

Originally from Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa, Kevin has performed throughout West Africa and France with drum and dance troupe Tanably. He moved to Asheville, NC in 2004 to perform as lead dancer with Ballet Warraba, and as fate would have it, founded the musical collaboration that is the Afromotive. Singing in French, English, and his native language of Baoule, as well as providing polyrhythms on djembe, Kevin adds an authentically African flavor to their nu-afrobeat sound. The combination of Kevin's cultural and musical background and the jazz and classically trained musicians of the Afromotive has created a synthesized sound that crosses musical and ethnic boundaries. The Afromotive roll into town on their latest tour and aim to please. If you are without dance shoes, sneakers will do.