<<rwd<< Afro Funke’ 03.24.2011 : Live music with LO CURA!
Not even the rain could cool down the heat at AFRO FUNKE’ last Thursday as San Francisco’s LO CURA weathered the storm along I-5 and set the room on fire with a brilliant set of flamenco/reggae/cumbia-driven sounds. Lead singer KATA and the band commanded the stage, leaving guests wanting more at the end of the hour-long showcase. Not to disappoint, their rhythm section returned along with co-resident deejay GLENN RED, who laid down a steady mix of afrobeat, funk and uptempo reggae rhythms for a funky little jam session. Special thanks to everyone who braved the rain and got the place hot!
THURSDAY, March 24, 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’ LIVE PRESENTS
Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to
reveal their common roots. Mixing Flamenco with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, their music takes you on a ride through a day
in the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. Reflecting lead vocalist Kata’s own experience of growing up Spanish American
in Spain, Italy, and the U.S., LoCura’s music rides the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. In Spain the expression
“Ida y Vuelta” is used to describe certain styles within Flamenco that made a “round-trip” from Spain to Latin America, mixing with music from the African slave and Indigenous
populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own Califas Flamenkito, Reggae, and
Cuban Son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative ‘rebelde’ spirit to cultivate the cures
passed on from our ancestors
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)
Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:
**Current 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!)
310-451-2221 / $10
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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.
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