Black Market Brass gets inspiration from Nigerian Afrobeat music

Black Market Brass
The members of Black Market Brass in the Current's studio for Andrea Swensson's jazz series After Hours in 2015.
Andrea Swensson | MPR 2015

Today's Morning Edition is from "Half a Cig" by Black Market Brass. It's from their debut album "Cheat and Start a Fight," which will be released Friday.

The songs were recorded live in the studios of Minneapolis-based Secret Stash Records.

Black Market Brass started out as a funk band playing obscure cover songs. Now they're performing their own compositions that build on the sounds of Nigerian Afrobeat music.

They'll be playing a CD release party on Saturday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

Before you go...

MPR News is dedicated to bringing you clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives when we need it most. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep MPR News strong and accessible to all during this crisis and beyond.