The Ark Band, Mo' Mojo

The Ark Band

Mo' Mojo

Sat ยท June 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

The Ark Band
The Ark Band
Combining heavenly harmonies with tight crisp performances, this powerhouse of talent captures their audiences with their very first note. THE ARK BAND's repertoire combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people. THE ARK BAND continues to be a dynamic force on the American scene after two decades, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today!
Mo' Mojo
Mo' Mojo
Mo' Mojo

A hard driving, high energy, "Pardi-Gras" Band.
The female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums.

Songs are sung in English and French.

Mo' Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms.

We love festivals! This band can command any size stage and is equipped to lead workshops in fiddle and guitar styles; songwriting; Zydeco, second line, and African rhythms; and Zydeco dance.

Where we play:
Zydeco Dances - One of our favorite things to do is play for dancers. We've expanded our presence into the following communities: The DC area; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (PA), Ithaca, Rochester, and New York City (NY); and Newark (DE)

Clubs - Small or large, local or out-of-state, we love the club experience with dancers, smiles, drinks, and good vibes all around. A local club is what we grew from and we'll always be appreciative of a venue that let's us get close and personal with our audience!

Festivals - We're a band made for the festival experience. This year we're set to return to Blissfest (MI) and the W.C. Handy Blues Fest (KY) and we're looking to add others asap; in 2014 we debuted at DelFest (MD); Grey Fox (NY); and Rhythm and Roots (RI). Prior festivals include the Jambalaya Music Fest (PA); the Burning River Festival, Cleveland Garlic Festival, Kent State 'Round Town Festival, International Children's Festival, Hessler Street Festival, Fraze Pavilion Swamp Fest (OH)

International Touring - Mo' Mojo has worked with the State Department and/or the American Music Abroad Program to play the following countries: Haiti and the Dominican Republic (2014); Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, and Colombia (2015). As representatives of an American Art Form with Zydeco music, we focus on both performances and all age workshops.

Our members
Mo' Mojo has 6 members, many of whom are multi-instrumentalists. They are:

Jen Maurer - vocals, diatonic accordion, guitar
Leigh Ann Wise - vocals, rubboard, trumpet, percussion
Anthony Papaleo - vocals, fiddle, guitar
Joe Golden - guitar, talk box
Darren Thompson - bass
Will Douglas - drums

Also traveling with the band is our manager / roadie / driver / and Jen's husband, Sam Rettman, who adds harmonica and sax
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/