Cordaviva, a nine-piece powerhouse band that plays a danceable blend of world music, will return to Vashon with a free, all-ages show at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.
Band members cite influences, including Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz and the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.
With trumpet, sax, percussion, guitars, keyboards and vocals, the band has taken its show on the road to such venues as Seattle Triple’s Door, Nectar Lounge, the Tractor Tavern and ACT Theatre.
“You’ll be in for a treat when you see Cordaviva,” music blogger Lindsay Scully wrote in a recent review for SSG Music. “Blending soukous, Afrobeat and reggae gives them an unexpected edge in the local world music scene and completely sets them apart.”
The show on Friday is for all ages until 11 p.m. and 21 and older after that.