Thank YOU to everyone who came down to celebrate YEMANJA day with the AFRO FUNKE’ MASSIVE last Thursday! It was a beautiful night with TITA LIMA flying in from Brazil to grace our stage with her lovely voice and amazing band. Thanks as well to ATO Records for sharing the new SOJA release with the AF family.
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 February 2, 2012
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE PRESENTS
“It seems as if she is singing into your ear. A voice so expertly restrained, gentile, like a ray of sun that dances on the
surface of the water” –Ronaldo Bressane – Journalist Revista Trip
Freshly squeezed and just the right side of avant garde. I love this stuff!” Gilles Petterson (BBC Radio)
“Tita comes off selfless artist that thinks like a music producer and whose sole concern is the vibe. Her sound is
utterly modern and sultry while exquisetely roots-laden and raw”. KCRW- Garth Trinidad
“The Brazil that the world wants to hear”, according to Rolling Stone magazine (Brazil), “The best of avant-guard music” –BBC, and “Discovery of 2007” – Straight No Chaser (UK)
“Possibilidades” JUNE 2010 brings a smooth, airy feel that at times transitions into feels of tropicalism, afrobeat, and jazz, while still paying tribute to its rich foundation in modern Brazilian music. Tita Lima has obtained these and many other credits due to her acclaimed album “11:11” and is now releasing her sophomore disc “Possibilidades” through Label A. Possibilidades was produced and composed by Tita Lima with co-production credits to Zé Eduardo Fernandez, Rogério Rochlitz, Guilherme Chiapetta, Silvia Vasconcellos (Minadosom) and Shafiq (Erykah Badu).
listening party 9-10pm with giveaways:
Mention folk music to the average listener and the list of usual suspects come to mind: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woodie Guthrie, etc. Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, however, and you’ll walk away with a different perspective. “To me, Rage Against The Machine, Wu -Tang Clan, Sade, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley – they’re all folk artists,” he says. “There’s no difference between Raekwon saying, ‘I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side, where staying alive was no jive,’ to Bob Marley saying, ‘Cold ground was my bed last night and rock was my pillow, too,’ to Johnny Cash saying, ‘I know I had it coming, I know I can’t be free, but those people keep on moving (around) and that’s what tortures me.’ Folk is all about storytelling and passing on a legacy. It’s timeless, it’s limitless and it crosses all boundaries. That’s what this band is striving for. It’s a tall order,” he laughs, “but we’re making our way.”
They’re raising the bar with Strength to Survive, their fourth full-length album, an intoxicating mix of hot-rod reggae grooves and urgent, zeitgeist-capturing themes. The album, produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, O.A.R.), will be the band’s first for ATO, the label co-founded by Dave Matthews.
++Plus special surprise guests each week!
++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
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1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $10
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