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
November 18, 2010
AFRO FUNKE' LIVE PRESENTS
BA (Big African Sound - Soukous!!)
Ba (Big African Sound) is a band based in Los Angeles that plays African popular music, heavilyinfluenced by soukous music from The Congo. Lead singer and composer Soro Solo was born into a griot family in the Senufo culture of Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Solo looks like a powerlifter but is gentle as a lamb.
"Solo" as he is affectionately called in the west African drumming community is a well-known African Griot and teacher. Master of the Balafon (African xylophone) and Djembe drum, Solo has performed traditional west African music across the country; 2009 appearances include the Academy Awards and Oprah!
Solo has brought together a diverse group of musician to bring his music to the stage. Solo Soro on djembe and lead vocals, Mary Ngozi Akpa on vocals. Fabrice Keto on lead guitar, Andrew Zupsich on rhythm guitar, Morgan Stern on bass, and Bobby Wilmore on drums.
listening party with giveaways 9-10pm: Gilles Peterson Presents: "Worldwide A Celebration of His Syndicated Radio Show"
Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster...perhaps most famous for his much loved genre-exploding radio shows on BBC Radio 1 (and 17 other stations around the world including Giant Step's Jukebox and Japan’s leading commercial station J-Wave), Gilles Peterson’s insatiable appetite for new music undoubtedly lies at the heart of his success. Worldwide is 10 years young andfresher than ever – a benchmark for broadcasters the world over.
Ten years in the making, this compilation is a tribute to a truly groundbreaking show, music and a serious music personality who is ahead of the curve and debuts awesome records on his show beforeanyone else. Gilles Peterson is a truly revered international club and radio DJ and one of music’s foremost tastemakers (possibly the most well known in the whole world) in a world dominated bystyle over substance.
This two-disc set spans the show’s ten year existence and features music from Nitin Sawhney,Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Herbert, Jay Dee, Dwele, Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, M.I.A., Sebastien Tellier, Benga, Darkstarand much more.
*NEW album "Hymns for the Rebel Soul" on ITunes!
afro funke' booking, photography & production:
++Plus special surprise guests each week!
++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
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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November 24 , 2010
CLOSED. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
December 2 , 2010
AFRO FUNKE' & NEXTAID PRESENT World AIDS Day Fundraiser
NextAid is a dance music based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music tosupport sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa. Through music events and public education initiatives, NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a difference.
Proceeds from the 10+ World AIDS Day Events will support NextAid’s current projects in Africa, which include constructing an eco-friendly micro-enterprise facility for a street youth project, education of orphaned children and youth in South Africa, and establishing critical maternal health programs for girls and women.
If you cannot attend an event, please consider making a donation or spreading the word online. Every email, tweet, and beat makes a difference!
featuring DJ WISEACRE
surprise special guests!!