Union Street Band brings together accomplished musicians of different unique expressions, talents and perspectives. The result of this rich collaboration has been described as a "celebration of the essential spirit of music-making; distinctive and memorable with a universal vital energy and upbeat attitude”. Made up of West Africans, Whites and African Americans, USB's high energy performances are aimed squarely at bringing you to the dance floor. The group doesn't focus on just one sound, getting down with classic Fela Kuti-inspired Afrobeat while transitioning to an extra chunky funky groove is USB's signature style. Eme Awa, singer, songwriter and composer, has focused his attention on writing and performing a new brand of “soul” that resonates with honest optimism. Union Street Band has shared the stage with many notable performers like Jeffrey Osborne, Angela Bofill and Nestor Torres. Eme Awa and Union Street band bring tons of electricity and excitement to large audiences at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Hall as well as intimate venues like Andalus, Bohemian Caverns and Club 5, just to mention a few. The music is bold, tight and melodious. Be ready to dance.