Renowned resident deejay JEREMY SOLE returned from his travels back to the helm at AFRO FUNKE’, just in time to guide last Thursday’s eager dancefloor through that rhythmic journey across the Americas, Africa and Europe that LA has come to love. Along the way, French soul singer ILHAME dropped a superb and sexy sneak peek performance of her latest material, all in anticipation of Bay Area deejay SANTERO, who came through strong with an uptempo mix of current Latin and African street sounds. The night sent out an amazing month of March in great style, leaving us all ready for more… …and Afro Funke’ aims sky high this week with the highly touted German deejay/production team blowing up the global dance music scene through their affiliation with the Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) music label. LA…get ready to blast off!
Afro Funké WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Funk music from around the world
Thursday April 7, 2011 special guest deejays: ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS (ESL, Switchstance Germany) Prepare for a kaleidoscopic journey into bass and time! The Ancient Astronauts return once again from the far reaches of the musical cosmos with their stellar new sophomore album. Released by ESL Music in early 2011, Into Bass and Time sees the Astronauts take their vintage-meets-future block party aesthetic and blast off to new frontiers. The Astronauts are not alone in their journey however, as they bring along a solid crew of MCs, vocalists, and turntablists for the intergalactic ride. Akua Naru and Phat Old Mamas lend a haunting feminine edge to “Last Night” and “Bitter Hypnotic,” while MC’s Azeem and Raashan Ahmad drop sonic bombs on fire-starters “The Shining” and “Don’t Stop.” From hard driving hip-hop, to funky breakbeat, to righteous dancehall reggae, to late night smokers’ trip-hop, Into Bass and Time is a sonic rocket ship ride not to be missed! “Into Bass and Time” was released by ESL Music on March 8th, 2011. The Astronauts released a three track EP titled “Worldwide” in anticipation of the new album “Into Bass and Time.” http://www.eslmusic.com/artist/ancient_astronauts
+ live percussion by: Kiran Gandhi
Kiran Gandhi is a DC-based drummer/percussionist who enjoys creating mathy rhythms on various percussive instruments. She is a resident percussionist at DC’s Eighteenth Street Lounge (home of Thievery Corporation) and can be seen performing there live every Sunday with DJ Thomas Blondet via Rhythm & Culture Music.
resident deejay: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW) http://www.kcrw.com/jeremysole http://www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily http://www.twitter.com/jeremysole http://www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole resident deejay: GLENN RED (Afro Funke’ / Eclectica) http://www.glennred.com hosted by: ROCKY DAWUNI *NEW album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” on ITunes! http://www.rockydawuni.com http://www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky http://www.facebook.com/rockydawuni afro funke’ booking, photography & production: CARY SULLIVAN http://www.myspace.com/carysullivan http://www.facebook.com/afrofunke ++Plus special surprise guests each week! ++Plus drink specials every Thursday!
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 http://www.zanzibarlive.com http://www.myspace.com/afrofunke http://www.afrofunke.com *AFRO FUNKE’ is now on Twitter! Please follow us!! http://www.twitter.com/afrofunke
UPCOMING: Thursday April 14, 2011 CLUB ZUMBA dance class 9-10pm: http://www.clubzumba.com + special live guest: AMKOULLEL THE FULA CHILD (Mali) http://www.facebook.com/amkoullel
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