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Bossa Bistro + Lounge
2463 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Multiflora Productions Presents:
Elixir // global.funk.soul.jam
If James Brown and Shakira had a baby.
Elixir is a brand-new collection of some of DC's most hardworking + prolific musicians, the long-simmering brainchild of frontwoman Evin Phoenix (evinphoenix.bandcamp.com).
A soulful mix of funky riffs on organ, hard-driving grooves, Afro-Latin percussion, and sultry, searing vocals, Elixir is truly a rock-potion inspired by musical sorcery and medicinal alchemy.
Come for the timeless classics, stay for the endless surprises. Especially the mind-melting funk organ + left-hand bass by multi-instrumentalist Rick Eldridge, and the in-the-pocket high-octane Afro-Latin percussion with Wes Crawford + Camilo Diaz.
/ throwbacks to music of the civil rights era, with a twist
/ a special medley of Latin-infused covers of The Doors
/ irresistible move-busting original jams
/ revival of funky «Space Walk,» written by our organist in 1979
/ bellydance-inspired drum solo dance to close out the set
a magical or medicinal potion.
«an elixir guaranteed to induce love»
potion, concoction, brew, philter, decoction, mixture
---a preparation that was supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.
---a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely.
Evin Phoenix, vocals + guitar
Rick Eldridge, organ, left-hand bass + melodica
Camilo Diaz, percussion
Wes Crawford, drums
Photo by Farai Doon, taken at Malcolm X Park