BIG thanks to DJ NU-MARK for mashing it it up for REAL at AFRO FUNKE’ last week – wicked set!!! Wow….so many good friends and family in the house. It was lovely! Thanks to the Red Hot organization & Giant Step for the “Red Hot + Rio 2” listening party – please go out and grab a copy and support their work for global AIDS issues!
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 June 30, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ PRESENTS
Nu-Mark began DJ’n in Los Angeles at the age of 13. Recognized for his innovative stage show incorporating children’s toys for instruments. Nu is widely recognized for his production as a member of the gold selling group Jurassic 5.
Recently Nu released Take Me With You, a mix meant to be brought with you on your next tropical vacation including Samba, Cumbia, Calypso, Rumba, Afrobeat and Balkan Beat. Next up is Nu-Mark’s debut album entitled Broken Sunlight. Stay tuned!
listening party 9-10pm with giveaways:
RED HOT + RIO 2
Red Hot + Rio 2, a modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and produced in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to be released on June 28, 2011. The album will shed new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. The compilation features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.
Red Hot + Rio 2 is the natural successor to the 1996 original Bossa Nova inspired Red Hot + Rio, which Vogue called the album “the latest and the hippest” while Entertainment Weekly said it was “an inspiring and modern sounding tribute. So, write a reminder in your calendar, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter…. As with all Red Hot projects, proceeds from Rio 2 will benefit HIV/AIDS related charities. The first Red Hot + Rio raised over $1 million dollars as did the organization’s most recent album, Dark Was The Night (featuring 2011 Grammy winner for best album, Arcade Fire, The National, Feist, Grizzly Bear and Bon Iver among others). Since its inception, Red Hot Organization – a not-for-profit production company –has produced over 16 albums and donated over $10 million dollars to worthy organizations, causes and projects around the world. Its mission is to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/ HIV and related health and social issues. To date the Red Hot organization has sold more than three million albums and has co-produced performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park Summer Stage and more.
(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 /$10
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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July 7, 2011
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@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, jewelry, belts & more
provided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol, Cola Smith-Adabachi,
Amreen Karmali & other amazing crafts people!!**
with a little help from our friends:
“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first…when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”