BIG thanks to ZILI MISIK for gracing Afro Funke’ at Zanzibar last Thursday night with their beautiful songs! Also to DJ GAZOO who tore it UP late night and kept the crowd humming until the lights came on. 1Love to DJ Jeremy Sole, host Rocky Dawuni, Logan Caraballo and to DJ Glenn Red who finally took a night off!!
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 August 18th, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE PRESENTS
Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz, R&B and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own: New World Soul! Powerful Haitian, Brazilian and West African rhythms infuse Zili’s original creations and traditional folksongs. Zili retraces routes of forced exile and cultural resistance through diasporic rhythm and song; their captivating sounds evoke the African continent. The women of this group trace their roots to 5 countries and 3 continents, and have been bridging cultures, generations, and continents for 11 years.
ALL FEMALE, “Zili” is named for Haitian spiritual entity, “Ezili” who is envisaged as mother, lover, and warrior. Zili Misik’s songs are sensual, political, self-reflective, positive, and invoke love. Zili’s lyrics glide seamlessly from English to Kreyol to Portuguese to Spanish, spinning tales and visions of lives lived and yet to be.
Zili Misik has won a Boston Music Award for Outstanding International Music, and has been nominated every year from 2007! In 2010, Zili Misik received a Commendation from the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their continued fundraising efforts on behalf of the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. Zili Misik won the Boston Phoenix and FNX’s Boston Best World Music Band, 2008 & 2009!! Zili is featured on an episode of PBS’ nationally syndicated program, “Design Squad” (Check it out at http://www.pbskids.org/designsquad)! Zili has been featured by the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Banner, TimeOut, and was chosen as one of the Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish People of 2009. In January 2011, Zili was interviewed on the NPR show “Here & Now” (http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/01/20/haiti-zili-misik). Zili Misik has performed at the inauguration of Boston’s Mayor and at NYC’s Lincoln Center. Zili is featured on the BBC’s and NPR’s Afro Pop Worldwide, April 2008. Zili is featured in the March/April 2008 issue of national Color Lines Magazine — http://www.colorlines.com! Zili is 2007 winner of ROCKRGRL’s and Berklee College of Music’s BATTLE of the All-FEMALE BANDS.
Zili has toured with Queen Omega (T&T), State Radio and Tony Brown(US), performed with Queen Ifrica (Jamaica) and Emeline Michel(Haiti), opened for Shaggy, Boukman Eksperyans, Les Nubians, and Zap Mama (twice!); and performs regularly at colleges, schools, festivals, and performing arts venues throughout the country. Zili has an ongoing “Project Misik,” which collects donated musical instruments for a school in Mirebalais, Haiti (to which members of Zili brought donated instruments and funds in, August 2010).
(LB FUNK FEST / LA BOA)
Gazoo, rthythm driven turntablist combines world music genres leaving you wanting more! DJ’n, blowing his signature whistle & live instruments the energy is always ALIVE!
(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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Thursday August 25, 2011
fashion show by:
KENTE FASHIONS OF GHANA
**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:
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
Martin Luther King