BIG thanks to DJ TOM SCHNABEL (KCRW) who graced the decks at AFRO FUNKE’‘ last
Thursday and brought it HOME. Big love to Nadra for her gracious dancing and to our resident
DJs for ALWAYS keeping it FUNKE’.
THURSDAY, January 27, 2011
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco,
African Salsa, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa,
Balkan, Funk, Blues, Highlife, Broken-Afro-Beat, Salsa,
& Other deep-rooted soul music from around the world
Tom Schnabel attended USC, the Sorbonne, and UCLA. He later taught high school and college-level English and literature courses in Los Angeles, and later ESL in Paris. Tom began producing radio for KCRW in 1977. During his tenure as Music Director (l979-1990), KCRW grew from an obscure college station to become the biggest public station in the US, serving as an influential taste-maker for new and unusual music. He developed the eclectic music format and introduced World Music to public radio. During this time KCRW twice won the College Media Journal’s “Best Noncommercial Station” award (1986, 1989). Schnabel resigned his position as music director in 1990 to broaden his career as a record producer, music consultant, and teacher.
In addition to KCRW, Schnabel has taught world music and other courses at UCLA Extension and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He consults on world music with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, (NARAS), as well as producing world music CD’s: Trance Planet, 5 volumes. (Triloka Records) and Quango World: Voices (Quango/Island). Recently he’s worked as a consultant on the Palm Pictures/National Geographic series, Palm World Voices.
Schnabel has written extensively about music for various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Jazz Magazine (France), Cashbox, Down Beat. Esquire. Buzz, and LA Style. He’s authored two books: Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians (Acrobat Books 1988). and Rhythm Planet:The Great World Music Makers(Universe/Rizzoli. l998).
Music consulting for film includes work on Ground Hog Day, the Brazilian film, O Quatrilho and Dinosaur. Schnabel was also Music Supervisor of John Sayles’ Spanish-language feature film, Men with Guns.
He continues to work as music supervisor for ads and film. Schnabel also enjoy deejaying various events around the city, mixing hip hop, soul, and tropical music into a tasty dance.
live African dance by:
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)
**Hear Sole’s new remix for David Bowie featuring
Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:
GLENN RED (Eclectica / NextAid)
**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:
Thursdays @ Zanzibar
1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 904019pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!) | 310-451-2221
$7 before 10:30pm – $10 afterwards
February 3, 2010
guest deejay:GREG CAZ
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“Whether hosting world-class guest DJs or “family nights” with resident DJs Jeremy Sole
and Glenn Red on rotation, Afro Funke’ is never want for a full house, smiling faces and
soulful, uplifting tunes.”
Amanda M. Flavorpill