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 😉
A monthly world music affair featuring the songs and rhythms of deep people with deep roots planted in equatorial lands, tropical coasts, and island shores around the globe.
Join me and special guest dj/selectors as we explore and showcase music from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and other places within the warm middle latitudes. Expect pagode-style samba, cumbia, bomba, bullerengue, currulao, merengue, reggae, soukous, son, rumba and much more.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19
THE OFFBEAT a bar on York
6316 York Blvd. in Highland Park
Los Angeles CA 90042
the month of March is lookin’ like a great one, starting off with JEREMY SOLE and yours truly mixin’ it up as the Afro Funke’ Sound System with Kenyan percussionist ONEKA ARIKA jammin’ along. then one of our faves, LA hero AL JACKSON of the Soul Children/Takeover, returns for another night of deep and soulful goodies from all over. DJ MANDO FEVER of Little Temple’s TUMBE’ party will also come through and take the dancefloor up in tempo with some heavy afro-latin house heat, while local brasileira KATIA MORAES brings her PURE SAMBA project to our stage for a live samba getdown! Our man DJ EVO from Vancouver, BC will also make his way down the left coast for his AF debut, preceded by one of our bi-monthly sweatdowns with Club Zumba. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL!