Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Afro Funke in Santa Moncia Jan. 24

Afro Funké

Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, 
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world


Thursday, January 24, 2013

guest deejay:
Aaron Byrd, has the distinct honor of being KCRW's youngest host, but he learned his 
DJ skills from the best of them – the station's own Garth Trinidad. After paying his dues
as a volunteer at the front desk, Aaron had the opportunity to sit in during Garth's show. 
As they were leaving the studio one night, Garth told Aaron he had a great voice and the 
right taste in music and quickly took him under his wing. Two years later Aaron brings 
the KCRW audience his own show, based on the idea that we were all once part of the same
land mass and that music is the way to break down the barriers and social constructs 
we have built.
"Art is a unifying force and music is the best medium to make that connection," said Byrd.
"Music can break down borders – be it based on geography, gender or class. You go to a 
concert and you see people of ages, races and backgrounds and I've always thought of it as 
the one thing that unites us all."
Aaron's music tastes have always been very eclectic and expansive, and he has always
had a "DJ mentality" of searching for music. "A lot of the music will be fusions of several
genres from different locales. For example, trip hop from Argentina. By most people's accounts
trip hop began in Austria, but Argentine DJ's throw in a tango influence and I want to share that 
unique sound with a wider audience."
Byrd is a native Angeleno, born in Inglewood and carrying a degree in Environmental 
Science from UCLA.


live painting by:
What might appear as a simple portrait is a footnote in my journey. 
She is the hybrid of everything I've experienced. Built to reflect blasts of gama rays. 
A complex shape covering the emotional spectrum. A transformative being not locked
into a time frame. 

When they find her in the future, she will be present. 

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