<<rwd<< Afro Funkē 11.10.2011: PALENKE SOULTRIBE Live! + cd listening party for African funk legend JONI HAASTRUP!!
Big THANKS to Palenke Soultribe for absolutely rockin a packed Afro Funke’ last Thursday night!
We have been planning this show for a minute and it was everything we expected and more!!
Thanks to Tummy Touch and Soundway for the amazing new Joni Haastrup collection of
CDs which kicked off the night in style!
Don’t forget ROCKY DAWUNI is playing LIVE with his full 11 piece band
on a very special Wednesday night edition of Afro Funke’ on November 23rd.
Pre-Sale tickets are available NOW!
PLEASE remember we have different discounted DRINK SPECIALS every week
so check in at the bar when you arrive!!
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 November 10, 2011
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE PRESENTS
Palenke Soultribe, alive electronic band, are taking electronic music to new heights bydeconstructing Afro-Colombian rhythms and blending them with modern beats,catchy bass lines and synthesized arpeggios. Based in Los Angeles, Palenke Soultribe(PST) puts on energetic shows, and are consistently releasing musically interesting albums and remixes, always pushing the envelope visually and conceptually. They represent a new generation of Colombian musicians ready to break all the rules.
Palenke Soultribe was formed by producer/bassist Juan Diego Borda (a.k.a.Insectosound) and producer/keyboardist Andres “Popa” Erazo. However, PSTenjoys working as a collective, inviting guest producers, singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to their shows and to contribute on their albums.
For their latest project, an album entitled “Palenque vs. Palenke”, they have revisited timeless Afro-Colombian classicsfrom the masters of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. Using the original session recordings from legends like Petrona Martinez (Grammy Award Nominee), Batata (Tambor Legend), Son Palenque and Sexteto Tabala, PST are re-interpreting these sounds for a new generation of listeners.
WEB SITE www.palenkesoultribe.com
listening party 9-10pm w/ giveaways:
JONI HAASTRUP & MONO MONO
Soundway and Tummy Touch are proud to present three blistering albums of Afro rock and funk from Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Joni Haastrup and his band MonoMono. Re-issued for release on CD, download and replica gatefold LP are three of Nigeria’s most coveted releases; MonoMono’s 1971 debut album ‘Give The Beggar A Chance’, the follow up ‘Dawn of Awareness’ and Joni Haastrup’s debut solo record ‘Wake Up Your Mind’.
Soundway have been championing Joni Haastrup since day one featuring tracks on both the ‘Nigeria Special!’ and ‘Nigeria Rock Special!’ releases. Most recently Joni appears as a guest keys players on Black Goddess, an Afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with Remi Kabaka.
Growing up in a royal household in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup began his musical journey performing for his brothers bandSneakers and was quickly snapped up as a vocalist for O.J. Ekemode and his Modern Aces’ ‘Super Afro Soul’ LP, one of Afro-beat’s formative LPs. Soon after, Ginger Baker of Cream fame replaced Steve Winwood with Joni on keys for Airforce’s UK concerts in ‘71 and the success of the collaboration led to further shows with Baker as part of the SALT project before he returned to Nigeria to set up MonoMono.
(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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