AFRO FUNKE’ | TH 11.5 | JEREMY ELLIS live + DJ SMILES DAVIS!
DJ / Producer NATURAL SELF brought some great UK vibes to light up another AFRO FUNKE' night last Thursday. Kora maestro PRINCE DIABATE's set was simply beautiful. Once again the almight TODD SIMON blessed the night w/ his Flugelhorn, blowing over Reggae, Funk, Balkan and Cumbia beats by JEREMY SOLE. As we celebrate diversity through music the night would not have been complete without the hip, afro-inspired art installations of ALY KOUROUMA (aka TIMBUKTU).
This week we bring DETROIT back in the house with a live performance by one of its funkiest sons plus the AFRO FUNKE' debut of a beautiful new DJ talent. Plus we will be doing live ticket giveways for Baraka Som Sistema & Cafe Tacuba in LA!
AFRO FUNKÉ : Weekly Soul Invocation.
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world
November 5, 2009
AFRO FUNKE' LIVE PRESENTS
Freestlye live set specialist. Pianist, singer, synthisizer/ MPC programmer. New Jeremy Ellis/Ayro tracks on the way from Co-op, Groovia, Samurai and his own label.
DJ SMILES DAVIS
Although DJ Smiles Davis has only been DJing for a few short years she has a knack for mixing and an ear for music that can’t be denied. Starting out as a professional dancer having nurtured her talent as a performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, she also worked with Lauryn Hill as a movement coach and back up dancer for Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot. She soon discovered her talents on the wheels of steel and began acquiring early fans for her impeccable music sense. People always told her that she had great song selection. The last few months she has been developing her skills and she can proudly say “I’ve graduated.” DJ Smiles Davis is ready to take her personality and talents to the next level.
*Plus Special Guest Deejays & Players of Instruments!*
*Have your Birthday Party @ Afro Funke’! Contact email@example.com
*Drink specials every Thursday until 10:30pm!*
Afro Funke' Thursdays
Zanzibar. 1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE Must have ID)
9pm-2am / $10
November 12, 2009
KCRW 89.9 FM & AFRO FUNKE' LIVE PRESENT
+ (9-10pm) listening party & giveaways:
"THE PRESTER JOHN SESSIONS"
(An excursion into Ethiopian Dub, Funk and Jazz by Gogol Bordello's bassist.)
For Afro Funke' information:
Cary Sullivan | firstname.lastname@example.org
**Exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts @ the club every week.
Plus hand made hats, belts & more provided by Big Al Hats!
with a little help from our friends:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".
- Erma Bombeck
Also tonight you must check out Create:Fixate's Liberat The Arts Fundraiser event:
Create:Fixate is an organization dedicated to:
1) providing opportunities for emerging artists to create, perform, and sell their work through mixed medium exhibitions, and
2) elevating the importance and accessibility of art and music through education
THIS IS OUR FIRST OFFICIAL FUNDRAISER. Please come support us and the artist community!
All tickets include open bar, appetizers, one do-it-yourself t-shirt, automatic entry into a raffle to win great prizes, and the finest art and music entertainment.
Pre-Sale Tickets: $60
Admission plus membership to the C:F Patron Program: $80
Click here to purchase your ticket in advanced! (Limited Capacity):
FEATURED VISUAL ARTISTS
GREG BOUDREAU : KATE DALY
TRACY SAGALOW : MICHAEL PUKAC
AUDIOMOE : TONY WATSON : AQUAVEE
LIVE JAZZ TRIO FEATURING WORLD RENOWNED
SAX PLAYER MATT DEMERRITT
INTERACTIVE CUSTOM T-SHIRT DESIGN
³GET YOUR ART ON!² (Wal-Art complimentary stencil T-shirt project)
RAFFLE PRIZES & SILENT AUCTION
Thursday, November 5th, 7-11pm
1639 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
Enhance artists ability to connect to their audience
Increase appreciation of art in today’s culture
Increase access to the arts and arts education for teens and at-risk youth
Develop a community of artists and supporters
All profits raised from this event will support Create:Fixate’s mission through its nonprofit programs.
Liberate the Arts will support Create:Fixate’s innovative exhibition and education programs serving artists of all ages. From the 8 Sundays Emerging High School Artist Program , to the production of C:F’s Volume 2 Compilation CD promoting emerging musical talent, to our ongoing series of seminars and workshops for emerging visual artists and arts enthusiasts, Create:Fixate
engages the creative community in a unique and powerful blend of art and music that has become one of the most dynamic platforms for the arts in Los Angeles.
Click here to purchase your ticket in advanced! (Limited Capacity)
Also tonight catch Crystal Castles for free (and drink for free to):
Also tonight in the LBC check out Lynx & Janover:
Also tonight catch another installment of Dust w/ DJs Braden, Beau Robb w/ performances by Danger Pants & DVine1
This week we're super excited to add more to the performance aspect of DUST. This week we will have a special belly dance performance by Danger Pants! We just keep adding the layers. Also new this week this week will be a $25 (plus tip) all inclusive dinner option. Sexy music, people, vibe, & eats? You're asking "Where do I sign up" right? Contact Beau Robb, Braden or Grasshopper for more info.
This weeks mood inspiring entertainment...
with performances by: Danger Pants & DVine1
Hosts: Grasshopper & Laila K
DUST...a weekly space to connect connect with your playa family old & new. Explore a more sensual side of Music, Art, Performance, & Fashion in a stellar location worthy of our tribe. This is an event space for us.
Dining DJ @ 8:00. Drink specials til 10pm. No Cover. Kitchen serves til 10:45p. Dinner reservations...310 657 5040...tell them you're there for DUST.
Always fill your LIFE with LOVE and LAUGHTER ~ PEACE OUT