WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Funk music from around the world
JULY 2, 2009
After a strong first album release entitled, "Endangered Species," Nickodemus is finally ready to unleash the second solo album, "SUN PEOPLE!" Inspired by the big fireball in the sky & some wonderful people, it features some uplifting dance music from all parts of the World including Guinea, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Romania, India, Turkey, UK & his hometown in Brooklyn, NYC!
Some of the original Endangered Species cast is on the album including Jay Rodriguez, Quantic, Hector "Tempo" Alomar & the Candela Allstars, Zeb, Nappy G & Real Live Show. New additions to the signature Nickodemus sound on "Sun People" include Guinean born singer Ismael Kouyate, Indian classical & pop singer Falu, Richard Shepherd of Radio Mundial, Brazilian bornsinger Liliana of the band Maracatu, the versatile voice of Nuriya, the younger members ofTaraf de Haidouks & The New York Gypsy Allstars.
From being a regular DJ in the early days of Giant Step, to running one of NYC's longest running parties called Turntables on the Hudson, Nickodemus has been a steady force on the music scene for over 12 Years. He has travelled the World as a DJ since he's 18 & has been dropping musical productions of his own since 1999 with his cult classics "Cleopatra in New York" & "Mariposa" in 2001. His last album featured "Mi Swing es Tropical" which was not only a Worldwide club anthem but was also featured in the itunes + ipod adverts in the Summer of 2007.He's weighed in heavy with remixes for Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporation, Sultan Kahn, Omar Faruk Tekliebek, Balkan Beat Box, The Pimps of Joytime & many more... Like his live DJ sets, get readyto go on a musical journey through the World of funky- organic- urban dance music all seen through the eyes of a New York native who consistently makes music without borders for everyone to enjoy!
"SUN PEOPLE" will be released June 16th, 2009 & if you didn't get enough of the Nickodemus sound by then, stay tuned for the reflection album of Sun People remixes & original songs inspired by the Moon called "MOON PEOPLE" in October 2009."Sun People reflects a rich musicality, while infectious rhythms keep the party live. Nickodemus truly knows no borders on this global dance floor." - Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
after party for:
PLAYING FOR CHANGE
@SANTA MONICA PIER
"Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truthfirmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.
Musicians from different cultures uniting together for the common purpose of peace throughmusic is a powerful statement. For the past four years Playing For Change has traveled the world with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of such inspiration. Throughout thejourney we created a family of over 100 musicians from all walks of life. We connect these musicianstogether with "Songs Around The World." The Playing For Change Band is the next chapter in our story. Now people everywhere can witness first hand the transformational power of music and lovethat comes from the Playing For Change Band."Afro Funke's own Rocky Dawuni appears on two tracks on the Playing for Change "Songs Around the World" album including a cover of Bob Marley's "War" featuring Bono!
Playing For Change Band will join us immediately following their
Twilight Dance Series show at the Santa Monica Pier (7pm) for their official after party! www.playingforchange.comwww.santamonicapier.org
afro funke' booking, photography & production:
Afro Funke' Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm - 2am / $10
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