Obrigada! to KATIA MORAES & PURE SAMBA for a lively, jazzy and funky show celebrating the iconic Brazilian singer ELIS REGINA! Beautiful live music, video, illustrated art and eager crowd participation came together to create quite some magic in the room last Thursday night, flanked by sweat-inducing deejay sets by residents JEREMY SOLE and yours truly, GLENN RED. Gratitude to everyone in attendance for bringing the Love!
Our next guest comes to us from much higher up on the west coast! All the way from Vancouver, DJ EVO comes down to get down with us for his Afro Funke’ debut!! Get ready, folks!
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 March 22, 2012
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE Presents
KATIA MORAES & PURE SAMBA
“… And Moraes’ singing, as always, was a virtual definition of the passion that is an implicit part of Brazilian music.” Los Angeles Times
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Katia Moraes has been singing and composing since the 1980’s. After moving to Los Angeles she shared the stage with Sergio Mendes, Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira, Alex Acuña and Justo Almario, Sambaguru, Praful, George Duke, Viver Brasil Dance Company, among many. She has five CDs recorded in the U.S. with Sambaguru, and recently produced a show celebrating one of the most popular singers in Brasil: Elis Regina. If you missed “Elis, a Celebration,” this is your opportunity to check it out. The night will also feature a slide show with Elis images made by Jorge Vismara.
++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)
*AFRO FUNKE’ is now on Twitter! Please follow us!!
March 29, 2012
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE PRESENTS
DJ EVO (Vancouver)
**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:
“Goodness shouts. Evil whispers.”