The fortunate few hundred folks on last week’s AFRO FUNKÉ dance floor witnessed firsthand what we’ve known all along…that the ladies have a truly special touch in our deejay booth! Bodega Soundsystem’s DJ PANAMAMI came through, took over the turntables and took us for a wild spin through fresh modern sounds of Latin America, Africa and the Carribean. Joined by surprise guest, violin madman QUETZAL GUERRERO, our Girl from Panama effortlessly treated the crowd to nearly two hours of the complex rhythms and heavy percussion sounds on which she has built a solid reputation. Whewww!
This Thursday we continue our amazing April, proud to welcome back two guests considered by many to be “deejays’ deejays”… DO NOT MISS what will be an incredible evening featuring a four-turntable beatdown by our talented brothers from LA’s monthly ESCAPISM event!!!
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 29, 2012
AFRO FUNKE’ Presents
After a six year stint on the East coast, DJ Panamami returned to her hometown of Los Angeles to quickly become one of Southern California’s most sought-after DJ’s. Panamami’s sharp turntable skills and broad taste in music has resulted in gigs across California, from San Francisco to San Diego. She is also one of the few American Dj’s who have had the pleasure of spinning for crowds in South Korea. It is in L.A., however, that Dj Panamami continues to truly make her mark. She has held several residencies, including a rotating Dj position for The Grasshopper at Little Temple in Silverlake, alongside hosts Badru Umi and famed LA rapper Aceyalone. You can currently find Panamami spinning world music–-from Brazilian beats to dancehall and cumbia–at Bodega, the fastest growing party in the city of Los Angeles.
++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; $10 after 10:30pm
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)
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April 12, 2012
DJ EXPO & PHOREYZ (Escapism, LA)
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@ 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:
“If things are getting easier, maybe you’re headed downhill.”