AFRO FUNKE’ welcomed a lover of Ghanaian music, DJ MILES CLERET, who
has been making waves around the world with his CD compilations on Soundway Records.
He RARELY plays in the US folks so it was very sweet to have him in the room!
Plus we had a listening party with giveaways for HINDI ZAHRA who is getting
mad buzz around world! It is a beautiful album so please check it out! Flutist extraordinaire
FUZZBEE MORSE dropped in for some amazing sets with our resident DJs.
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 September 29th, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ PRESENTS
Miles Cleret has been DJ’ing, record collecting and traveling the world in search of all kinds of music for over 16 years since a teenager. Borrowing African, Latin and Brazilian LP’s from his mum and Jazz and Soul from his dad (some of which never made it back!) he had a varied musical background and a voracious habit of finding evermore new sounds and rhythms from around the world. In 2001 it was time to put 10 years of collecting and Dj’ing to use and he started Soundway Records after a trip to Ghana that inspired him to compile and release the Ghana Soundz albums, putting together rare and unreleased afrobeat and afro-fusion tracks from 70’s Ghana available outside of Africa for the first time.
Since Soundway has evolved so has the demand for the DJ services that go hand in hand with the label duties. Having started out doing underground parties in London and Manchester in the early nineties whilst a teenager (playing to back rooms and chill-out areas gave him to opportunity to play a generous mix of all styles and surprise people without the need to be the main attraction), he got a feel for what makes people move whilst remaining intent on peppering his sets with tracks that no-one knew or could get but keeping away from the snobbery of the Jazz-funk or Rare groove scenes that often professed that good music should always be rare and unavailable (There’s always a place for the classics!).
listening party w/ giveaways 9-10pm:
Moroccan-born, Paris-based Hindi Zahra can speak to mountains or whisper in your ear. She can turn rustling plastic bags into Berber beats and Parisian kitchens into soul incubators. Playfully savoring East and West, she writes infectious and hip songs, plays any instrument she can get her hands on, and records her own voice in the middle of the night to capture that perfect spark of intimacy.
Hindi’s spontaneous yet long-honed debut, Handmade, bursts with maturity and vigor, rich in jazz, soul, and Arabic sounds but with a gritty, bluesy Berber pulse. “I wanted a space where I could break all the barriers, where I could put all the music I knew and loved together. Where I could mix it all,” Hindi explains.
(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
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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October 6, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE PRESENTS
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“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others
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