http://www.gotthewholeworld.org/

AFRO FUNKE’, AFRICA LIVE! & 1LOVE.ORG PRESENT

A VERY Special Pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 23 Holiday Edition of

Afro Funke’ @ Zanzibar

“GIVIN UP FOOD FOR FUNKE!”

featuring

Intimate, rare live performance by ROCKY DAWUNI
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Afro Funke’ Sound System w/ DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red

*Bring a canned good for charity and be entered into a raffle with prizes! Plus drink specials all night!!

Let’s gather in our numbers to elevate consciousness!!!

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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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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ROCKY DAWUNI
Ghana’s international music star Rocky Dawuni has leveraged his popularity within and without of the Continent to champion social causes
and inspire a generation of artists and fans alike. Dawuni’s eloquence as well as his successful melding of musical celebrity and social action
has made him a spokesperson for various causes worldwide. Over the last few years, Rocky’s music and electric live performances have
attracted thousands to his concerts. Rocky has not performed LIVE at Afro Funke’ since March 2009 so this will be a very special event!

Dawuni’s critically acclaimed current album “Hymns For the Rebel Soul” was nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for
“Outstanding World Music Album” and “Best Reggae Song” at the Ghana Music Awards 2011. Hynms was also up for “Best Album” and Rocky
for “Best African Artist” (which he won) at the International Reggae & World Music Awards that were held in Trinidad on May 28th where
he also put in a show stopping performance with Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Machel Montano and Tony Rebel with their rendition of
Bob Marley’s classic “One Love.”

Rocky has performed around the world at many the biggest stages for World and Reggae music events. Rocky’s recent performances
include the 18,000 strong “We Day” event in Toronto, Canada alongside Somalian superstar K’Naan at the Air Canada Center for
Free The Children. He also did a live performance on international tastemaker radio station KCRW 89.9FM with Jason Bentley on
“Morning Becomes Eclectic.” In late 2010, he appeared at the new Hawaii Spirit Music Festival on the north shore of Oahu and at the
Freedom Awards with internationalsuper star, Jason Mraz in Los Angeles wich was televised by live on Halogen TV.

Rocky Dawuni had beautiful tours of Africa, Europe and the United States in the summer of 2011with live dates including a headlining
performance at the National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya for the NGO March Forth Kenya Kids. He was then seen alongside the legendary
Stevie Wonder with Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones & other global stars backed by The Tonight Show’s Ricky Minor Band at the Hollywood
Bowl in Los Angeles on July 24, 2011. He also performed at Les Esteivales de la Perriere in France on August 13 with the legendary Shaggy,
Monty Alexander and Diana King where they joined together on stage to give an absolutely magical rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman,
No Cry” which had the French singing their hearts out in the pouring rain! Rocky followed up his summer 20111 European tour with a
feature on CNN’s “African Voices” that is continuing to spread Rocky’s message around the world!

*Current album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” on ITunes!
www.rockydawuni.com
www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky
www.facebook.com/rockydawuni

Rocky Dawuni EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/rockydawuni
http://www.youtube.com/rockydawunimusic
http://www.twitter.com/rockydawuni

http://www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic

resident deejay:
JEREMY SOLE
(KCRW / TheLift / Musaics)
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.facebook.com/glenn.red

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

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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 Pre-Sale / $15 at door

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=309001599115753

(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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Please join the AFRO FUNKE’ Email List!!

Email Address:

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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, Amreen Karmali &
other amazing crafts people!!**

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with a little help from our friends:

www.1love.org
marleysmellowmood.com
www.afrodicia.com
www.fusicology.com
www.immigrantmagazine.com

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.”

MARTIN LUTHER KING

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Pre-Sale tickets for QUANTIC on

Thursday, March 3, 2011!!

www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com/TempleBarConcepts/calendar.aspx

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THURSDAY, March 3, 2011

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AFRO FUNKE’
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco,

African Salsa, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa,

Balkan, Funk, Blues, Highlife, Broken-Afro-Beat, Salsa,

& Other deep-rooted soul music from around the world

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AFRO FUNKE’ & KCRW 89.9FM PRESENT

QUANTIC

celebrating the release of:

“CALIVENTURA REMIXES EP’”

The “Caliventura Remix EP,” out on March 15th , sees US based producers Cut Chemist, J Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day giving the

remix treatment to a handful of tracks from Quantic and His Combo Ba?rbaro’s immensely acclaimed ‘Tradition In Transition’ album. The EP

also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track, “Albela.” This essential EP comes in a full color picture

sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla), who has become a

key contributor to the Quantic aesthetic in recent years, and whose critically acclaimed body of work includes the famous

shot for DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing.’ Inside the beautiful sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all five

vinyl tracks available on mp3, plus five bonus goodies.
Quantic is an umbrella name for UK-born, Will Holland: acclaimed Producer, Musician, DJ for over 15 years, evolving and involving

various styles like Funk & Jazz to Electronic & Folk music through to Latin, Reggae, Dub & Cumbia. Holland has released over ten full-length

albums internationally through the label, Tru Thoughts, across six different projects ranging from his DJ/Producer/Remixer moniker

that has packed dance floors from Bulgaria to Buenos Aires, Quantic, to Latin-tinged, reggae and dub exploration, Flowering Inferno,

to a full-out soul band, The Quantic Soul Orchestra.
Based in the musical epicenter of Cali, Colombia since 2007, Holland has been exploring cumbias, salsa and Afro-Colombian music

through his particular beat-focused, electronic and funk lens. His latest live band project, Quantic y Su Combo Bárbaro, a carefully

assembled international cast of musical creators including virtuosic salsa pianist Alfredo Linares and Pacific folklore singer Nidia Gongora,

is a bold snapshot of an ever-evolving musical landscape in the Americas. Holland also works and exchanges with a cross-section

of artists and producers innovatively shaping contemporary music from Latin America as we speak.
‘One of the songs to be remixed on this EP is ‘Un Canto A Mi Tierra’ featuring a stunning vocal turn from Colombian folklore

singer Nidia Go?ngora – the original version, released as a single and video last year, has had over 150,000 YouTube hits and

continues to be adored around the world as one of the most popular cuts from the album. The reworks from J-Boogie and

Cut Chemist will doubtless bring even more new fans to the track. You’ll also find the Daedelus and Computer Jay remix

of the glorious instrumental track, “Undelivered Letter,” which flips this tune on its head – from classically beautiful, sweeping

soundscape to up- to-the-minute glitch fest – in a bold and successful piece of genre- hopping.

PREORDER LINK:

www.fatbeats.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=9827

www.quantic.org

www.tru-thoughts.co.uk
resident deejays:

JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)

Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:

www.kcrw.com/bowie

www.kcrw.com/jeremysole

www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily

www.twitter.com/jeremysole

www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole
resident deejay:

GLENN RED

(Eclectica/NextAid)

www.glennred.com
host:

ROCKY DAWUNI

**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:

www.itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482

www.rockydawuni.com

www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic
CARY SULLIVAN

www.myspace.com/carysullivan
www.facebook.com/afrofunke

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AFRO FUNKE’: Thursdays @ Zanzibar

1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401

9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!)

310-451-2221

$12 presale

www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com/TempleBarConcepts/calendar.aspx

ZanzibarLive.com

AfroFunke.com

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TAKE A SEC TO JOIN THE FUNKE’ FAMILY:

JOIN THE AF EMAIL BLAST

Add AFRO FUNKE’ on: MYSPACE | TWITTER

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*Exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts @ the club each week.

Plus hand made hats, bags, belts & more provided by:

www.bigalhats.etsy.com

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Afro Funke’ supports:
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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. Or you can contact africalivemusic@gmail.com for more information regarding events and donations.

www.africalivemusic.com

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“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ”
Aldous Huxley

Pre-Sale tickets for CUT CHEMISTon

Thursday, FEBRUARY 24, 2011!!

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THURSDAY, February 24, 2011

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AFRO FUNKE’

WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION

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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco,

African Salsa, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa,

Balkan, Funk, Blues, Highlife, Broken-Afro-Beat, Salsa,

& Other deep-rooted soul music from around the world

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AFRO FUNKE’ PRESENTS

CUT CHEMIST

celebrating the release of:

“SOUND OF THE POLICE

CUT CHEMIST has been on hiatus working on new music since the release of his first full-length solo album, 2006’s The Audience’s Listening

(Warner Brothers Records) and teaming up with DJ Shadow for their 2007 seminal live Hollywood Bowl show and corresponding tour for

The Hard Sell. Before the pioneering turntablist and producer releases his next full length LP he has put together a live mix CD to re

introduce himself entitled SOUND OF THE POLICE. Due out March 2011, it uses music from and inspired by Africa and South America

and as it’s title references, Cut’s hip-hop roots tips his hat to the classic BDP song but more importantly referencing Ethiopia’s military bands

which was his primary influence to make this mix.

Different than the traditional mix CD using two turntables, this exclusive offering was created live using only one turntable, a mixer, a loop pedal

and all original vinyl pressings. Cut thought when performing this mix live it would challenge the contemporary DJ as well as himself. The music

chosen for this mix goes quite a bit deeper into the crate than his other contributions. Driven by his passion for Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese

and Afro-Brazilian sounds respectively, this mix also features a few classic tunes you might recognize. Sound Of The Police puts it all in the

context to help the listener remember that hip hop culture is indeed rooted in Africa.

Originally Sound Of The Police was only intended to be a one time performance for Mochilla’s Timeless concert series opening up for Ethiopia’s

own Mulatu Astatke in 2009. He recorded the practice session and after the success of that performance he thought it deserved to be heard and

seen by as many people as possible. The live performance attempts to be a reenactment of the CD but with cameras on the turntable and loop

pedal so the audience understands exactly how the records are being manipulated. “You don’t have to be into DJs to enjoy this show. It’s like

walking a sonic tight rope and the audience gets to see me fall if something goes wrong,” Cut says. “The interesting parts are when I mess up

and fix it. The audience goes crazy and appreciates what a difficult balancing act this actually is.”

Sound Of The Police proves Cut Chemist is still pushing the envelope when it comes to live DJing. It combines entertainment with music

and cultural education. Cuts always used these elements when it comes to his music and he won’t stop. “It’s important to widen peoples

musical vocabulary and I feel its my job as a DJ to do so.” While Cut is finishing his sophomore solo LP, Sound Of The Police will tide fans

over with unique DJ skills and an eclectic blend of music from around the world.

As a founding member of seminal Los Angeles groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Cut Chemist has been producing and releasing music for

almost 20 years. He has also released a series of highly acclaimed mix CD’s with DJ Shadow including influential albums Brianfreeze

and Product Placement. Upon his exit from Jurassic 5 he released The Audiences Listening which showed that he could produce a wide

range of musical styles. He has toured extensively for the last few years with a stunning audio visual performance that brought a whole new

dimension to his sound and he has made cameo appearances in the films “Juno” and “Up In The Air.”

www.cutchemist.com

www.facebook.com/cutchemist

www.myspace.com/cutchemist

www.twitter.com/cut_chemist

 

 

resident deejays:

JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)

Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:

www.kcrw.com/bowie

www.kcrw.com/jeremysole

www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily

www.twitter.com/jeremysole

www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole

resident deejay:

GLENN RED

(Eclectica/NextAid)

www.glennred.com

 

host:

ROCKY DAWUNI

**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:

www.itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482

www.rockydawuni.com

www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic

CARY SULLIVAN

www.myspace.com/carysullivan

www.facebook.com/afrofunke

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AFRO FUNKE’: Thursdays @ Zanzibar

1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401

9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!)

310-451-2221

$15 presale

www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com/TempleBarConcepts/calendar.aspx

 

 

ZanzibarLive.com

AfroFunke.com

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TAKE A SEC TO JOIN THE FUNKE’ FAMILY:

JOIN THE AF EMAIL BLAST

Add AFRO FUNKE’ on: MYSPACE | TWITTER

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*Exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts @ the club each week.

Plus hand made hats, bags, belts & more provided by:

www.bigalhats.etsy.com

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Afro Funke’ supports:

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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. Or you can contact africalivemusic@gmail.com for more information regarding events and donations.

www.africalivemusic.com

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With a little help from our friends:

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“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better;

the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

Haile Selassie

 

 

 

 


What a great blessing to celebrate the first Afro Funke’ of 2011 with the Afro Funke’ Sound System featuring resident DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red plus host Rocky Dawuni with all of our extended family of revelers! Special thanks to percussionist Tom Orr for gracing us with
his music as well as surprise guests Marwan Mograbi on percussion and
Fuzzbee Morse on flute.

This week we have a VERY special super star DJ guest for his return to Zanzibar after many many moons. Do NOT miss this show – presale tickets available now!!
www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com/TempleBarConcepts/calendar.aspxJoin US….

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THURSDAY, January 13, 2011
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AFRO FUNKE’
WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION
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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco,
African Salsa, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa,
Balkan, Funk, Blues, Highlife, Broken-Afro-Beat, Salsa,
& Other deep-rooted soul music from around the world
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THE RETURN OF RICH MEDINA

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guest deejay:
RICH MEDINA
There are few nightclub DJs that have accomplished as much on a global scale as Rich Medina.
From his humble beginnings as a young b-boy-turned-DJ in Lakewood, NJ, to his current status
manning the decks as one of the most popular DJs in Philadelphia NYC, Rich Medina has consistently taken multi-ethnic crowds on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul, unearthing one musical gem fter another, for almost 20 years.

Rich Medina cemented his name in the DJ world with his infamous 90’s partnership with Cosmo Bakerat The Remedy in Philadelphia.In 1998, his Fun party with DJ Language was part of turning the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the new hot spot for club life. Then came the mother lode,
Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack, a weekly dance function that started out as a 20-person party at APT in 2001, and evolved into an irreplaceable mid-week NYC institution for over 8 years. There, he connected with fan and hip-hop legend Q-Tip in 2005, eventually combining forces to create the Friday night weekly called Open at the Andrew W.K.-owned Santos Party House in 2007, and was soon considered the hottest Friday night party in NYC for the next 2 years.

No less revered is Rich’s Happy Feet party—where he and another pioneer of the turntables,
Nuyorican DJ Bobbito Garcia have traded off dance, salsa, and soul music at clubs all around the
world. Next of his branded events in line would be Props, the continuation of Li’l Ricky’s since the
closing of APT in March of 2010. In 2008, he also co-founded What The Funke, a James
Brown/Fela Kuti tribute party with DJ Spinna.

In addition to his own events, Rich has performed in front of crowds of thousands, DJing shows
with artists like Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Nathan Haines,
Roy Ayers, Gil Scott-Heron, The Roots, Jill Scott, Antibalas, Zap Mama, and Femi Kuti, among
many others. From NYC to LA to London to Tokyo, and everywhere in between, music lovers
know not to miss a club night when Rich Medina is manning the decks.

www.richmedina.com

resident deejays:
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics)
**Hear Sole’s new remix for David Bowie featuring
Ticklah, the Budos Band and the Dap-Kings:
www.kcrw.com/bowie
www.kcrw.com/jeremysole
www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily
www.twitter.com/jeremysole
www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole

resident deejay:
GLENN RED (Eclectica / NextAid)
www.glennred.com

hosted by:
ROCKY DAWUNI
**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:
www.itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482

www.rockydawuni.com
www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic
EPK:
www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky

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

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AFRO FUNKE’:
Thursdays @ Zanzibar

1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401
9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!) | 310-451-2221

PRE-SALE TICKETS
$12 presale / $15 at door!
www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com/TempleBarConcepts/calendar.aspx

ZanzibarLive.com| AfroFunke.com
www.twitter.com/afrofunke
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UPCOMING:

January 20, 2010

DJ JUN
(Umoja)
www.djjun.com

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“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.
We must learn to see the world anew.”

Albert Einstein>

So last week I almost got taken by an internet scam.  I got an email from my buddy Justin that he had gotten robbed at gun point while on an impromptu visit to Europe and needed cash to get back home, which since he left Cali due to its ailing economy and would totally be the type of friend to do that type of thing, seemed pretty plausible.   Long story short, it was a scam.  But it almost got me.  And then there was an earthquake.  At some point in all that I guess I was forced to realize just how lucky I’ve been.  So what do you do when you get everything you could ever ask for?  Also I got busy.  In every sense of the word, lol.  Life has exploded and I’m just trying to ride the wave.  No seriously, as some friends like to joke I’ve now went from no job to like 6 jobs, lol.  But it’s good.  In fact it’s awesome.  Life is awesome and I am blessed.  Between kcrw, first fridays, afro-funke@zanzibar, a new job, gigs, and basketball I don’t have enough time anymore.  But it’s awesome!  I’m blessed.  Always have been.  I have some of the best family and friends.  I’m so fucking lucky!  Some people aren’t…

And I’m not trying to be a downer so as I as my close Haitian friend says, at least it’s getting the world to focus on Haiti for a minute and hopefully can be turned into a positive for the country in the long run.  And I think sometimes we get a bit self-absorbed here sometimes and I guess this really puts some of that in perspective.

So instead of sending anything to Justin

Send a little something their way…  You can figure out how you can do that best.

Oh yeah I got some events I’ll be at…

Oh shit, I’m already late for this first one, lol.

http://www.flowlosangeles.com/

This one I’m opening for tomorrow evening

http://l-a-underground.com/

This is the first friday of every month

http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays

I’m here every thursday

http://www.afrofunke.com/

This is a dope track (man, it’s so awesome she’s back and killin’ it! (man, i hope i don’t get in trouble for this))

Sade – Soldier of Love

(to download, right-click the link, then save as)

peace

-L