marching forward.

Thursday, April 7th, marks the beginning of AFRO FUNKÉ’s third ‘post-weekly’ year, meaning that we’ve continued to host our event beyond its incarnation as a legendary Thursday evening fixture on the west side of Los Angeles. Since stepping back and ending that 10-year long tenure in late 2013, we’ve given ourselves room to breathe, to reimagine, and to grow. In 2014 and 2015, we were able to throw a handful of very well-attended one-off/’pop-up’ events in parts of the city beyond our original Santa Monica locale, and this year looks to be even brighter! Please come out and reunite with Jeremy, Cary, Rocky and me this week at our beloved and true home, ZANZIBAR! We’ll have some live dance performances and drumming, as well as live painting on the stage. Say YEAH YEAH!

This is the flier that I designed, to which Jeremy lent his golden touch before letting it fly. We’re a pretty good team behind the turntables too 😉

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<<rwd<< Afro Funké 11.14.2013: Live performance by latin reggae sensation ALIKA (Argentina)!!

Thursday night, AFRO FUNKÉ LIVE is proud to present Argentina’s dancehall & reggae star…

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ALIKA

Alika gained recognition as a fiercely conscious voice emanating from Latin America, writing direct lyrics of respect, dignity and selfconfidence, while also recounting common issues found in many of the third world “barrios” of Latin America.

Her charisma and presence on stage have allowed her to take her show to festivals, theaters, clubs, schools, hospitals and even prisions in different cities arround the world—including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States of America. France, Spain and Andorra.—marking a truly amazing career for someone who to this day remains an independent artist.

Alika has five studio albums to date and is credited with having created some of the biggest reggae anthems in the latin reggae world. Tunes such as Ejercito Despierta on the World A Music/Jamrock Riddim (with several million Youtube views) have helped establish Alika as an international Reggae star and have helped place latin Reggae on the worldwide map. A further attestant to this is Alika’s 5th album, which was a collaborative effort with world-reknown dub producer Mad Professor. The 2009 album, entitled ¨Mad Professor meets Alika¨, was entirely produced by the genius of dub himself.

In September of 2007 Alika launched her own exclusive clothing line-Alika Tresde -which has received great accolades. The line is available in Argentina through the widely successful retail outfit Isabel la Catolica, with stores located throughout the country. In August of 2009 Alika also introduced her own signature model of sunglasses developed by world acclaimed manufacturers VULK, currently available in Argentina and Mexico.

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a little niceness: TROPI-CALI Reggae Edition – Friday, May 4th!

This is gonna be a fun one! Looking forward to rockin’ with EL DOPA, KID GUSTO and GOZAR. And the man BLACK SHAKESPEARE from LA’s reggae supergroup THE LIONS is comin’ thru to sweeten things up on the mic…definitely come by as we a go nice up the dance!

on a side note, this is the very first flyer i’ve designed. let me know if ya dig it 🙂

<<rwd<< ECLÉCTICA 03.11.2011: Special Guest DJ BENNETT (Amoeba Music)!!

Thank You to all that came through in February and shared the evening with our special guest DJ ASKARI. He truly rocked the house with his special blend of Funk Tribal mixes indicative of his Central American roots and broad international influences. The family at Ecléctica keeps growing as we seek to showcase local talent amongst this vast creative pool that is a part of this L.A. metropolis. This month we are looking forward to sharing the evening with DJ BENNETT (Amoeba Music).

DJ BENNETT
A lifelong music lover and DJ for over a decade, Bennett has been spinning a wide variety of sounds since he began. Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Cumbia, Afrobeat, Bossa Nova, Baile Funk, Baltimore Club, Brass Band, Bounce, Dubstep, Dancehall, Moombahton, and Salsa have all influenced his selections. His sets combine time honored party rock classics, familiar favorites, tasteful remixes and future sounds from many genres to create a unique and soulful sound all his own. A passion for the craft of mixing has led to opening slots for Charles Bradley, Grupo Fantasma, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, the Skatalites, Mad Professor, Barrington Levy, the B Side Players, Jeremy Sole, Sabo, Benjamin LeBrave, Groundation, DJ Magneto, Kid Gusto, DJ Gozar, Canyon Cody, DJ Gazoo, Brooksie, and many more. You can listen to some of his mixes and live sets at http://soundcloud.com/deejay-bennett or follow the occasional tweet at twitter@DeeJayBennett.

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