Posts tagged “makossa

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roof with a view.

LA JUNTA, my deejay crew and music event of the same name, have announced the dates for our Summer 2017 run. We’ve been working hard to curate an amazing lineup of deejays, live bands and dance groups for our fifth summer season–and our second in DTLA. Yup…we’ll be back rockin’ the super fresh rooftop lounge at Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, across from Staples Center. Above is our teaser flier showing the dates of our series, each show taking place on the LAST Sunday of each month from April through September. For this summer campaign, the La Junta team and I decided on a vintage futbol/soccer aesthetic. Soon you’ll see the flier announcing the lineup for our April 30th Kickoff Event. Can’t wait to show you, and of course, to see you at La Junta!!

Check out our Facebook Page HERE.


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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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a november to remember.

a november to remember.

The Afro Funké crew will be rockin’ it on only two Thursdays this month, but we’re givin’ it to you good with a live show by Argentina’s reggae & dancehall sensation ALIKA on 11/14 and a long awaited, eagerly anticipated deejay set on 11/21 by renowned house music producer/remixer JOSÉ MARQUEZ!! This is a pair of shows to which you must GO!


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<<rwd<< AFRO FUNKÉ 09.12.2013: Special Guest CLIFTON aka DJ SOFT TOUCH (Funky Sole/LA)

sometimes the right time is a long time in the making…

September 12, 2013

guest deejay:
CLIFTON aka DJ SOFT TOUCH
(Funky Sole)

“A veteran of local LA bands such as The Mojo Filters, The Belle Isle (which featured members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Love Grenades, Black Sugar (members of whom are now in Vintage Trouble), & Stereo Action Unlimited, Clifton’s start as a DJ came about because of his band memberships. Often asked to guest DJ shows that one of his bands played, DJ’ing soon took over and became his main vocation.

In his time as a DJ, Clifton (aka DJ Soft Touch) maintained a six year residency at the Beauty Bar (RIP) with DJ Dia (Café’ Bleu, Bang, Club Underground, Super Soul Sundays), was a part of Chinatown’s legendary indie dance club Club Transistor, and also held residency at famed Britpop night Club Underground.”
http://www.facebook.com/clifton.weaver

resident deejay / co:founder:
JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)
http://www.kcrw.com/jeremysole
http://www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily
http://www.twitter.com/jeremysole

resident deejay:
GLENN RED
(Afro Funke’ / Eclectica)
http://www.glennred.com/
http://www.facebook.com/glenn.red

host / co:founder:
ROCKY DAWUNI
Rocky Dawuni’s current album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” is available
on ITunes worldwide!! http://itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482
http://www.rockydawuni.com/
http://www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic
http://www.twitter.com/rockydawuni
http://www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky

co:founder, booker, photographer, producer:
CARY SULLIVAN
http://www.myspace.com/carysullivan
http://www.facebook.com/afrofunke

*Plus special guest deejays & players of instruments!*

*Drink specials every Thursday!*

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Afro Funké – Thursdays at Zanzibar.
1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE Must have ID)
9p-2a / $7 before 10:30pm – $10 after

http://www.afrofunke.com/
http://www.myspace.com/afrofunke
http://www.twitter.com/afrofunke
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/
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Afro Funké info: Cary Sullivan | afrofunke@yahoo.com

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**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, jewelry, belts & more provided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol, & other amazing crafts people!!**
http://www.nativesol.org/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bigalhats

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with a little help from our friends:
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“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

Lao Tzu

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SEPTEMBER 2013 @ AFRO FUNKÉ.

SEPTEMBER 2013 @ AFRO FUNKÉ.

Last night’s AFRO FUNKÉ SOUND SYSTEM night was one of my favorite residents’ nights in a while! The flow just flowed with Jeremy and I playing lots of new tunes intermingled with our familiar faves. The dance floor was a bit more intimate than usual, as expected after a long holiday weekend, but when no one is sitting and everyone in the room is on the floor moving, something feels so right.

In the coming weeks, get ready for Music Man Miles’ Funky Sole partner, CLIFTON aka DJ SOFT TOUCH, to share his deep soulful crates; heavy turntable play by Mexico’s BEAT BUFFET; and a womp-womp-wompworthy night of Woman in Dub with Vienna’s DUBBLESTANDART.


<<rwd<< Afro Funké 04.26.2012: Guest deejay NEWLIFE (FEx, Chicago)!!


Last Thursday, DJ NEWLIFE breezed into town from the Windy City and inspired the AFRO FUNKÉ dance floor with a bumpin’ set of feelgood rhythms from around the globe. It was one of those love-charged AF nights where all the goodness came about steadily, with the magic being conjured by the confluence of everybody’s positive vibrations throughout the evening. LOVE!

This week, we welcome a staple of LA’s Brazilian event scene for his first time behind the decks at Afro Funke’. Axé!

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Afro Funké
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
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Thursday April 26, 2012

guest deejay:
NEWLIFE
(FEx/ Chicago)

He wasn’t born in Brazil, Ghana, Jamaica, India or any other foreign land but these places, and many more, were all born into him. His appreciation for global and electronic music has been apparent in his sets ever since he began DJing at the age of 13, and it has lead him on world-wide journeys to gain a deeper understanding behind the cultures from which all of this music originates. As founder and resident of Chicago’s FEx (Foreign Exchange) party, he has gained considerable recognition for his earthquake sounds and having a guaranteed floor filled Saturday night party where the people come out to skank, bollywood, samba, hi-life, break and juke all in one place.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tyson.sanchez
Twitter: twitter.com/VoodooKiller
www.podomatic.com/profile/djnewlife
soundcloud.com/voodoo-killer

resident deejay:
JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW)
www.kcrw.com/jeremysole
www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily
www.twitter.com/jeremysole
www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole

resident deejay:
GLENN RED
(Afro Funke’, Eclectica)
www.glennred.com
www.soundcloud.com/glennzenn

host/co-creator:
ROCKY DAWUNI
*Current album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” on ITunes!
www.rockydawuni.com
www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky
www.facebook.com/rockydawuni

afro funke’ booking, photography & production:
CARY SULLIVAN
www.myspace.com/carysullivan
www.facebook.com/afrofunke

++Plus special surprise guests each week!

++Plus drink specials every Thursday!

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Afro Funke’ Thursdays
Zanzibar
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $7 before 10:30pm; $10 after
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)

www.zanzibarlive.com
www.myspace.com/afrofunke
www.afrofunke.com

*AFRO FUNKE’ is now on Twitter! Please follow us!!
www.twitter.com/afrofunke

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***UPCOMING***

May 3, 2012

CHRIS BRAZIL
(Festa Fridays, LA)

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**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ 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!!**

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with a little help from our friends:

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“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

John Steinbeck

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<<rwd<< Afro Funké 04.19.2012: Tadasana Festival Kickoff Party feat. DJ DREZ & EARTHRISE SOUNDSYSTEM!!


WOWWW!!! We all might be sweating still after last Thursday’s TADASANA FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY at AFRO FUNKE’! Massive THANK YOU’s to the large and inspired crowd who got downer than down to a heavy, heavy set of live percussion and global electronica by NYC’s EARTHRISE SOUNDSYSTEM! Had the night ended there, we could have headed home smiling contently, but it was only prelude to the deep metaphysical vibrations that LA luminary DJ DREZ tapped into with his incredible set of JAHTA BEAT sounds. WHAT A NIGHT!!!!

The Windy City gets well-represented this week as we welcome a fine world music tastemaker to join our beloved resident deejay (and Chicago native) JEREMY SOLE on the wheels!

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Afro Funké
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
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Thursday April 26, 2012

TADASANA YOGA FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY

featuring:

DJ DREZ

Drez delves into blending yesterday’s roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His gradual evolution from Hip Hop DJ to World Music Taste Maker has blossomed a litany of accomplishments that have garnered Drez the title as one of the highest ranking DJs and producers in LA’s underground music scene.

When he isn’t in the studio producing, spinning at some underground Hip Hop club, or having impromptu late night jam sessions with local artists, you might find him on his mat. Drez is a certified yoga instructor who teaches privately in Los Angeles and spends time helping fellow musicians with their yoga practice at home and when away on tour. In addition, you will see him djing yoga retreats and world music festivals from Europe to Asia or catch the latest on his accomplishments in the pages of magazines ranging from The Source to Yoga Journal. None of this is unusual for a true renaissance man like DJ Drez.

&

EARTHRISE SOUND SYSTEM

EarthRise SoundSystem is the shared musical vision of producer David “Duke Mushroom” Schommer and DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres. Utilizing Duke’s multi-instrumental background and worldly percussion with Derek’s concepts of “Global Beat Fusion,” this duo started collaborating energies to create music for movement in late 2008. In 2010 they released their first full length album, The
Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem (Yoga Organix/White Swan), which has garnered praise by the NY Times, Yoga Journal, MTV, Boston Globe, Yoga International, LA Yoga and many others.

As remixers, ERSS has reworked such talent as Vieux Farka Toure, Femi Kuti, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Natacha Atlas, Nickodemus, Deva Premal, MC Yogi and others. The duo has recently completed work on the documentary film, ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule,’ with Duke scoring the film and Derek contributing as Music Supervisor. Together they wrote the epic theme song, “Labyrinths” featuring Carol C of Si*Sé.

resident deejay:
JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW)
www.kcrw.com/jeremysole
www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily
www.twitter.com/jeremysole
www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole

resident deejay:
GLENN RED
(Afro Funke’, Eclectica)
www.glennred.com
www.soundcloud.com/glennzenn

host/co-creator:
ROCKY DAWUNI
*Current album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” on ITunes!
www.rockydawuni.com
www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky
www.facebook.com/rockydawuni

afro funke’ booking, photography & production:
CARY SULLIVAN
www.myspace.com/carysullivan
www.facebook.com/afrofunke

++Plus special surprise guests each week!

++Plus drink specials every Thursday!

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Afro Funke’ Thursdays
Zanzibar
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm – 2am / $10
(NO CREDIT CARDS FOR COVER !!
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)

www.zanzibarlive.com
www.myspace.com/afrofunke
www.afrofunke.com

*AFRO FUNKE’ is now on Twitter! Please follow us!!
www.twitter.com/afrofunke

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***UPCOMING***

April 26, 2012

DJ NEWLIFE
(Chicago)

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**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ 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!!**

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with a little help from our friends:

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“There is no music having a single sound, different sounds are needed to give music harmony.”

Dagon Oral Tradition

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