thursday may 31 | afro funké x la junta

Yo! This event is going to be madness! Our two camps haven’t done an event together since the summer of 2016 when Grand Park brought us in to rock the entire 4th of July Block Party on the main stage for all of Los Angeles. If you were there, you’ll remember what an incredible crowd we had, shaking their bodies all afternoon into the evening, line dancing, zumba dancing and even propelling themselves into the air cheerleader style!!

Save the date! THURSDAY MAY 31st 🙂

P.S. On the flier above, as on the turntables on Afro Funké, it’s a Glenn Red x Jeremy Sole collabo.

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saturday june 16 | extra ancestral

I’m super excited to have been asked to play records at this second coming of the EXTRA ANCESTRAL show, hosted by LA’s young percussion master, Kahlil Cummings and his CAPOFRESH brand. The evening features Kahlil’s new CAPOFRESH ENSEMBLE project, a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of his favorite local players, as well as BLOCO OBINI, the all-female bloco afro he both leads and instructs. As an extra treat, all the way from Australia, Mr. Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN, joins the festivities as the evening’s special guest performer! Dance performances by Daunte Fyall, Jahanna Blunt, Rachel Hernandez and Rosangela Silvestre round out the evening but who knows, there are probably more surprises in store!

Check the Facebook Event Page for all the info, and see Farah Sosa’s photographs from the very first show back in February. This night will be just as amazing!

sunday june 10 | AFRO FUNKÉ 15!!!

In case you haven’t yet heard, this coming Sunday June 10, we’re celebrating 15 years of one of the best world music club events that Los Angeles has ever birthed…

Join us from 2-8PM as
Grand Park Sunday Sessions presents
AFRO FUNKÈ 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
Grand Park LA – Performance Lawn
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA

PERFORMERS:
∙ JEREMY SOLE & GLENN RED, Afro Funké resident deejays
∙ RICH MEDINA, guest deejay (Jump ‘N’ Funk, NYC/Philly)
∙ LE BALLET DEMBAYA, featured dance performance
∙ JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer
∙ KAHLIL CUMMINGS, live percussion
∙ STEVEN LOPEZ, live painting
∙ ROCKY DAWUNI, host
∙ CARY SULLIVAN, producer

ALSO FEATURING:
* live body art by Amir Magal & TRIBAL MARKERS
* live screen printing by HIT & RUN crew (bring your own article of clothing or buy preprinted t-shirts there)
* jewelry & craft vending by NATIVE SOL

THINGS TO KNOW:
* This is a FREE/GRATIS event.
* All ages are welcome.
* Picnic blankets, low backed chairs encouraged.
* Dancing on lawn is HIGHLY encouraged (almost mandatory!)
* Food trucks available.
* A special 21+ beverage garden will be available on site.
* Grand Park FAQs Page

HUGE THANKS to Azul Amaral and the team at Grand Park Los Angeles for hosting this epic milestone event on behalf of Afro Funké.

afro funké | thursday march 29

Thursday March 29 marks AFRO FUNKÉ’s first event of 2018, certain to be a colossal one as Brooklyn’s NICKODEMUS–Wonderwheel Recordings chief and creator of the legendary NYC to worldwide ‘Turntables on the Hudson’ events–makes his return to our deejay booth!! Longtime fans of Afro Funké will remember that Nickodemus was part of two of the most memorable nights on our dance floor at the old Zanzibar venue, especially as headliner of 2011’s 8-Year Anniversary celebration. His fluency in a broad spectrum of genres and his rhythmic, uptempo repertoire of beats and melodies from all over the world have made him one of the most sought-after and well traveled deejays since the 90s. I’m completely honored to serve as the opening deejay for both Nickodemus and my longtime AF partner in sublime, JEREMY SOLE on what will be an incredible night of music, dance and togetherness.

The main deets are on the flier above (which I happily collaborated on with J.Sole–or perhaps I should say–that he completely rocked up a few levels!), but here is the complete lineup of performers on both floors:

NICKODEMUS, turntables

JEREMY SOLE, turntables

GLENN RED, turntables

DJ JAHNEKO, turntables–upstairs lounge

DJ ELIXIR, turntables–upstairs lounge

KAHLIL CUMMINGS, live percussion

JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer

DAUNTE FYALL, featured dancer

NATIVE SOL, featured vendor

ROCKY DAWUNI, host

CARY SULLIVAN, producer

Make plans to be there, lace up your boogie shoes, and as always…wear attire to perspire!

$10
9PM – 2AM
TOWNHOUSE & DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY
52 Windward Circle
Venice CA

Check out our Facebook Event Page. See you there!