Afro Funke’ gave us ALL a much needed SOUL HUG last Thursday! We began with the SEUN KUTI listening party & DJ GLENN RED who rocked a truly FUNKY set, followed by the unbelievable transcendence of AVAS NAHAS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE. Then JEREMY SOLE made the 300+ folks in the house SWEATY & NICE so DJ LADY SHA could rock it HARD all over the WORLD until the lights came on! That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!
Special thanks to the FOWLER MUSEUM at UCLA for co-presenting “Fela-Bration” with AFRO FUNKE’ last Saturday to amazing response – over 1500 strong!! Love and respect to NAJITE & the OLUKUN CULTURAL GROUP, SUNNY WAR, JAMAN LAWS & FRIENDS, DJ JEREMY SOLE, DJ GLENN RED, WAWI AMASHA, NATIVE SOL, and ROCKY DAWUNI (who brought the crowd to their dancing feet at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night with the legendary STEVIE WONDER!!).
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 July 28, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ SOUND SYSTEM
(Afro Funke’ / Eclectica)
Kiran Gandhi is an LA-based percussionist who enjoys creating mathy rhythms on drums and various percussive instruments. She grew up in New York City and has studied percussion in Hong Kong and Washington, DC, fusing Chinese percussion with Afro-funk music and considering ways to apply Latin rhythms to Indian tabla. She is excited to join the Afro Funke’ family once again after playing with German DJ duo Ancient Astronauts back in April.
dance class 9 to 10pm:
CLUB ZUMBA w/ WIL WILSON!
With over 20 years of dance training Wil-son has performed all over Los Angeles in numerous LA-based dance projects with companies including Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers, The Los Angeles Orchestra, Nike Advertisement, BET Television Network, Charo Entertainment and the L.A. County Fair. His skills continue to grow covering Ballroom dancing styles such as Salsa, Argentine, Tango and Swing.
At age 18, Wil combined his love of dance with his natural ability to teach and began instructing dance, while continuing to perform. Finding that fitness and dance often went hand-in-hand, he brought in a third component to his portfolio, and launched his fitness career in Los Angeles at 26 years old. He currently holds certifications from national fitness authorities such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the American Council on Exercise and the latest dance fitness craze Zumba. Adding to his fitness training Wil has learned Turbo Kick, Pilates, and Special Population Fitness Training. Holistic wellness and natural health have been Wil’s passion.
++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
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ 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:
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. ”