Big thanks to ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS (ESL, 18th Street Lounge) for coming all of the way from Germany to grace the decks of Zanzibar with their wicked tag team set! Also much love to KIRAN GANDHI who flew out from DC to join the boys with one of the most inspired percussion sets AFRO FUNKE’ has ever witnessed! For anyone who was not there last Thursday, PLEASE check out Kiran next time she comes through….magic!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
Thursday April 7, 2011
special guest deejays:
(ESL, Switchstance Germany)
Prepare for a kaleidoscopic journey into bass and time! The Ancient Astronauts return once again from the far reaches of the musical cosmos with their stellar new sophomore album. Released by ESL Music in early 2011, Into Bass and Time sees the Astronauts take their vintage-meets-future block party aesthetic and blast off to new frontiers. The Astronauts are not alone in their journey however, as they bring along a solid crew of MCs, vocalists, and turntablists for the intergalactic ride. Akua Naru and Phat Old Mamas lend a haunting feminine edge to “Last Night” and “Bitter Hypnotic,” while MC’s Azeem and Raashan Ahmad drop sonic bombs on fire-starters “The Shining” and “Don’t Stop.” From hard driving hip-hop, to funky breakbeat, to righteous dancehall reggae, to late night smokers’ trip-hop, Into Bass and Time is a sonic rocket ship ride not to be missed! “Into Bass and Time” was released by ESL Music on March 8th, 2011.
The Astronauts released a three track EP titled “Worldwide” in anticipation of the new album
“Into Bass and Time.”
live percussion by:
Kiran Gandhi is a DC-based drummer/percussionist who enjoys creating mathy rhythms on various percussive instruments. She is a resident percussionist at DC’s Eighteenth Street Lounge (home of Thievery Corporation)
and can be seen performing there live every Sunday with DJ Thomas Blondet via Rhythm & Culture Music.
(Afro Funke’ / Eclectica)
++Plus special surprise guests each week!
++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
Afro Funke’ Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $7 before 10:30pm – $10 after
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Thursday April 14, 2011
dance class 9-10pm:
special live guest:
AMKOULLEL THE FULA CHILD
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