This week we have one of AFRO FUNKE’S favorite sons plus a listening party with lots of giveaways from the ladies of Afropean soul! Plus a special guest DJ who is sneakin’ in for a quickie set…..shhhhhh….
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 21, 2011
special guest deejay:
Son of a jazz musician, DJ Al Jackson of The Soul Children, is dedicated to bridging the gap between hip hop and jazz. His musical influences range from Allen Jackson (dad) and John Coltrane to Pete Rock. Currently, he has his own music production company called “Sincerebeats.” Through his company Sincerebeats, Al has released 2 DJ-mix CDs entitled L’automne and 2nd Quarter with more releases to follow.
listening party w/ giveaways 9-10pm:
Les Nubians has its genesis in a small town in the South West region of France where the Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart lived as teenagers after returning from several years’ residence with their parents in the African country of Chad. Their upcoming album Nü Revolution may be the most impressive representation of Les Nubians’ “Afropean Soul” to date. Featuring special guests ranging from African music legend Manu Dibango to indie soul icon Eric Roberson, with South African pop stars Freshly Ground, Ghanian-American MC Blitz The Ambassador and Polish MC John Banzaï along for the ride. Somehow,Les Nubians manage to make the blend of so many diverse elements seem logical and organic; it flows quite naturally from their multicultural lives.
“…It’s the evolution of a dream. It’s also the evolution and the revolution, through woman, through Eve. This album is how we materialize our dreams and how we formulate new dreams to create the future.” – Célia
(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 28, 2011
**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, belts & more
provided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol, Amreen Karmali,
& other amazing crafts people!!**
with a little help from our friends:
“Every time an old man dies in Africa, it is as if a library has burnt down.”
Amadou Hampâté Bâ