Candiria played Afropunk (full-set video), playing Saint Vitus
“Highlights from Afropunk for me so far were @Candiria and ST. Amazing sets” – Eddie Pearson
“Brand new fan of @Candiria @Raury and #Deathgrips !!! Sick! Killed that sh*%! Thank you @afropunk !!!” – Ericca J
“also a thrill to hear @Candiria @afropunk . so much good music. i’m ready to go into the shed. precision, transition, overdrive. #damn” – Jason Moran
Candiria at 2015 Afropunk Fest (photo by Mindy Rubinstein-Rosier)
It’s happening! After a six long hiatus, Brooklyn’s Candiria have announced a return. For our younger fans, Candiria were incredibly influential in the late 90s, implementing facets of jazz-fusion and rap into their songs. The band members decided to “move on with their lives” a few years ago, with drummer Ken Schalk moving to the other side of the country, but have since started making music again.
Metal Injection wrote the above about Brooklyn’s genre-defying Candiria last year. The band since played their first NYC reunion show at Black N Blue Bowl in May and then another at Afropunk Festival this past weekend.
Now, Candiria have scheduled their first non-festival hometown show, happening September 27 at Saint Vitus with Netherlands, Go Deep and Primitive Weapons. Tickets are on sale now.
Watch a video of their full Afropunk set, below…