After taking a hiatus during the last quarter of 2019, the mighty Afro Funké event returns here in the new decade! We’re back at the Venice CA’s historic Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy with a residents’ night featuring KCRW DJ and Afro Funké co-founder JEREMY SOLE with yours truly, GLENN RED. Host ROCKY DAWUNI and producer/photographer CARY SULLIVAN, the other two co-founders will be back in the fold for this first gathering of 2020. PLUS…dancers and players of instruments as always!!! It goes down on Thursday, January 30th. If you’re new to the event, here’s a bit of what you’ll hear:
AFROBEAT BRAZILIAN REGGAE CUMBIA SAMBA-DISCO MAKOSSA HIGHLIFE BALKAN AFRO-LATIN HOUSE
INDIAN BEATS BATUCADA SALSA ROCKSTEADY FUNK BLUES JAZZ-DANCE PAGODE DUB
& other deep-rooted music from around the world
9PM-2AM | 21+ | $10
52 Windward Avenue
See you there!
Yes, I! Afro Funké, currently in its sixteenth year, is back for one more afroboogie in 2019! Besides your friendly neighborhood resident deejays, Jeremy Sole and yours truly, English-Jamaican reggae/dancehall star Shinehead headlines the evening with a special selector set alongside partner DJ Papalotl. Plus, in the upstairs Townhouse lounge, our longtime friend DJ Jedi rocks the turntables like only he can. Be there because it’s gonna be a great one!
9pm | 21+ | Free
Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Whoa…I just realized that I’ve been out on LA’s westside quite a bit these past few weeks. Considering that it’s been over five years since my Afro Funké residency used to bring me out there weekly, and that during this period I’d only find myself the westside three maybe times a year, this recent stretch of a half-dozen appearances in Venice and Marina del Rey within the last month is pretty novel. Anyway, I’m back this Thursday evening as a substitute for my musical partner and KCRW deejay Jeremy Sole at the NIGHT MARKET event happening at The Bungalow (hotel) in Santa Monica. The event goes from 5pm-10pm with music beginning at 6pm. Check the official description:
Night Market will feature specialty food trucks, picnic tables, & outdoor festoon lights to set the mood under the stars. These weekly events will be free admission and will be family friendly, open to the public, and accessible to all ages!
Additional special performers to be announced. KCRW DJ’s will be on hand spinning the hits each week.
The Bungalow Santa Monica will be open as normal for guests (21+, must present photo ID).
Come on by if you wanna get your grub and groove on!
It’s been a long and busy four months but the second Afro Funké event of the year is here!
Afro Funke” SummerTime Celebration
Townhouse & The Del Monte
52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
9pm to 2am / 21+ / $10
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Soul music from around the world.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
AFRO FUNKE’ resident DJs:
• Jeremy Sole
• Glenn Red
Special guest DJs, Dancers & Players of Instruments
*GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist*
producer/photographer/ talent buyer:
AFRO FUNKE’ Links:
with a little help from our friends:
Universal Rhythm Productions