GRATITUDE to QUANTIC, KCRW and Tru Thoughts Records for all their support
to make Quantic LIVE at Afro Funke’ a reality!!
Needless to say…it was an outrageous, hyped, line down the block Afro Funke’experience!
Wow, thanks to all of you who showed up and enjoyed!! Shout outs to Jasmine, Natalia,
Glenn Red, Rocky Dawuni, Cary Sullivan, J.Sole, Fuzzbee, THE Booker T. Jones, Jedi,
Sloe Poke,Tatiana, Destiney, Rick, Flash, Logan, Cara, Novena, May,
and of course our beautiful venue…Zanzibar!
THURSDAY, March 3, 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
AFRO FUNKE’ & KCRW 89.9FM PRESENT
celebrating the release of:
“CALIVENTURA REMIXES EP'”
The “Caliventura Remix EP,” out on March 15th , sees US based producers Cut Chemist, J Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day giving the
remix treatment to a handful of tracks from Quantic and His Combo Ba?rbaro’s immensely acclaimed ‘Tradition In Transition’ album. The EP
also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track, “Albela.” This essential EP comes in a full color picture
sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla), who has become a
key contributor to the Quantic aesthetic in recent years, and whose critically acclaimed body of work includes the famous
shot for DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing.’ Inside the beautiful sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all five
vinyl tracks available on mp3, plus five bonus goodies.
Quantic is an umbrella name for UK-born, Will Holland: acclaimed Producer, Musician, DJ for over 15 years, evolving and involving
various styles like Funk & Jazz to Electronic & Folk music through to Latin, Reggae, Dub & Cumbia. Holland has released over ten full-length
albums internationally through the label, Tru Thoughts, across six different projects ranging from his DJ/Producer/Remixer moniker
that has packed dance floors from Bulgaria to Buenos Aires, Quantic, to Latin-tinged, reggae and dub exploration, Flowering Inferno,
to a full-out soul band, The Quantic Soul Orchestra.
Based in the musical epicenter of Cali, Colombia since 2007, Holland has been exploring cumbias, salsa and Afro-Colombian music
through his particular beat-focused, electronic and funk lens. His latest live band project, Quantic y Su Combo Bárbaro, a carefully
assembled international cast of musical creators including virtuosic salsa pianist Alfredo Linares and Pacific folklore singer Nidia Gongora,
is a bold snapshot of an ever-evolving musical landscape in the Americas. Holland also works and exchanges with a cross-section
of artists and producers innovatively shaping contemporary music from Latin America as we speak.
‘One of the songs to be remixed on this EP is ‘Un Canto A Mi Tierra’ featuring a stunning vocal turn from Colombian folklore
singer Nidia Go?ngora – the original version, released as a single and video last year, has had over 150,000 YouTube hits and
continues to be adored around the world as one of the most popular cuts from the album. The reworks from J-Boogie and
Cut Chemist will doubtless bring even more new fans to the track. You’ll also find the Daedelus and Computer Jay remix
of the glorious instrumental track, “Undelivered Letter,” which flips this tune on its head – from classically beautiful, sweeping
soundscape to up- to-the-minute glitch fest – in a bold and successful piece of genre- hopping.
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)
Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:
**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:
AFRO FUNKE’: Thursdays @ Zanzibar
1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401
9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!)
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Plus hand made hats, bags, belts & more provided by:
Afro Funke’ supports:
Africa LIVE! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and reinvigorate the Ghanaian music scene, creating public and industry awareness for its rich history and value, and commercial opportunities for artists and the community. Ghanaian international music star, Rocky Dawuni recognized the need to safeguard Ghana’s incredible music legacy. Through Africa LIVE! Dawuni plans to promote music education and appreciation in schools, provide schools and artists with access to instruments, venues and professional production assistance, and foster musical collaboration between the U.S. and Ghana.
We will have an Africa LIVE! donation box available at Afro Funke’ each week. Or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding events and donations.
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. “