Last Thursday night, LOCOS POR JUANA, blew our minds! The Miami based band that
features members from all over South America and beyond made the Afro Funke' crowd go wild!
Thanks to Guillermo from Sailaway Collective for all of his help
with this show! We can't wait to have them back!
This week we welcome back a DJ all of the way from NYC who formery graced our
stage with Chico Mann plus a listening party for the raining queen bee of UK pop / Reggae.
Come through early for giveaways!
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
February 19, 2009
(Recycled Funk / NYC)
DJ OBaH turned a family legacy into a profession, becoming a rising industry music producer
and highly sought after NYC DJ. OBaH stands for OldskoolBeatsAndHarmonies for a very good
reason... the son of veteran NYC DJ/Record Dealer, Baba Chico, DJ OBaH had the world’s best
funk, jazz & soul records at his fingertips. Armed with his father’s epic record collection, OBaH
quickly made his mark on the NYC club scene, becoming the resident DJ at several nightclubs
in his native Brooklyn.His talents have also been commissioned by such companies as Louis Vuitton,
Vogue magazine, DKNY Jeans, Yahoo, Getty Images.His tracks are currently in rotation on networks
such as Mtv, Bravo. He can also be heard on the Giant Step jukebox radio, as host of his own show,
Recycled Funk. OBaH is also employed as a DJ instuctor at Dubspot, a dj/production school based
in NYC. He takes his “formative education” with him wherever he goes (thanks dad).
(photo: human photography)
"It's Not Me It's You"
9 to 10pm w/ giveaways!
"It's Not Me, It's You" is both a continuation of the preoccupations of "Alright, Still",
as well as a stiletto-heeled leap forward. The forensic, affecting, often very funny
examinations of relationships and sexual politics are still there - and joyously so - but bigger
themes are also tackled: God is on this record, as is George Bush, and Allen's family are here, too.
(Though not on the same songs as God and George Bush.) Plus all the triumphs and tribulations
of life as a young woman in late Noughties Britain.
* hear J.Sole on 89.9 KCRW (or kcrw.com) Wednesdays 12-3am
afro funke' booking, photography & production:
*Plus Special Surprise Guest Deejays & Players of Instruments Each Week!!*
*Have your Birthday Party @ Afro Funke'! *
*Drink specials every Thursday until 10:30pm!*
Afro Funke' Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ / 9pm - 2am / $7
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February 26, 2009
NAT KING COLE
9 to 10pm w/ giveaways!
March 5, 2009
Africa LIVE! & Afro Funke' Live Present
"Rocky Dawuni's Independence Splash 2009"
Rocky Dawuni & the Revelation Project
Very Special Guests
Please Support AFRICA LIVE!
Africa Live! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and reinvigorate
the Ghanaian music scene, creating public and industry awareness for its rich history and value,
and commercial opportunities for artists and the community. Ghanaian international music star,
Rocky Dawuni recognized the need to safeguard Ghana’s incredible music legacy. Through
Africa Live! Dawuni plans to promote music education and appreciation in schools, provide schools
and artists with access to instruments, venues and professional production assistance, and
foster musical collaboration between the U.S. and Ghana.
We will have an Africa Live! donation box available at Afro Funke' each week.
events and donations.
For additional Afro Funke' information please contact:
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**Check out the exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts
@ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, belts & more
provided by Big Al Hats and Livity Outernational.**