Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Afro Funke Thursdays in Santa Monica week of Jan. 16

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 17, 2013

guest deejay:
JEDI is an Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles-based DJ, admired for his eclectic style of mixing, 
song-selection, and turntablism. Over the past decade, he has toured the globe as the resident 
music maestro for Russell Simmons' Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam, and later, with 
Grammy Award-winning hip hop pioneers, DIGABLE PLANETS. As a result of touring with the DP's, 
he's had the privilege of headlining with them at virtually every major music festival in the world, 
including (but not limited to) COACHELLA, LOLLAPOLOOZA, BUMBERSHOOT in Seattle, 
and the SONAR FESTIVAL in Barcelona, Spain. Along the way, he's had the priviledge of sharing 
stages with the likes of superstars such as The Breakestra, Crown City Rockers, DJ Shadow, 
King Britt, Lyrics Born, The Procussions, Z-Trip, Weezer, Erykah Badu, Madonna, and 
countless others.
Prior to touring with Digable Planets, Jedi was the in-house selector for the Tony Award-
winning RUSSELL SIMMONS' DEF POETRY JAM ON TOUR from 2003-2004, which allowed
him to perform in such marquee venues as the World Famous APOLLO THEATRE in Harlem,
N.Y. and THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL in Australia.
Jedi holds down a myriad number of residencies and nights in the Los Angeles area. On any
given night of the week, Jedi can be seen spinning high-energy, multiple-genre-spanning sets 
with the Rootdown Soundsystem, the Modern Audio Collective, and many more of the city's
unsung DJ elites. He also contributes to Downbeat 720, a bi-weekly Santa Monica-based 
performance workshop for high school students.
His 70 minute love letter to his favorite hip hop collective the DP's, entitled "Blowout Breaks",
in addition to his 2CD tribute to His Royal Purple Badness, are currently available at 
cds and mixtapes are sold.
While Jedi's influences may stem primarily from hip hop culture, he also carries a 
deeply rooted appreciation for the classic soul, funk, jazz, rock, dance, and pop music that
hip hop so heavily draws from. He believes strongly in the power of music to bring people of 
different cultures and backgrounds together in ways that they otherwise wouldn't, and is
never too proud to whore out his services for weddings, bar mitzvahs, industry showcases,
and birthday parties.

guest deejay:
(ZZK Records / Argentina) 
El G, co-founder, creative director and manager at one of South America's most innovative
labels, ZZK, has been spreading the digital cumbia and folktronica gospel non-stop for 4 
years, from Oaxaca to Montreal, Coachella to St. Petersburg, and all stops in between. 

resident deejay:JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW / TheLift / Musaics)

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