Pre-Sale tickets for QUANTIC on

Thursday, March 3, 2011!!

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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

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ZanzibarLive.com

AfroFunke.com

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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

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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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“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

 

 

 

 

I dig this. I’ll be helping out for NYE. Stop by. Should be fun.
peace
-L

Please come join us for our very first Afro Funke’ New Year’s Eve Bash @ Zanzibar
- Presented by KCRW

(pre-sale tickets highly recommended!)

www.templebarconcepts.tickets.musictoday.com

We are honored to welcome in the dawn of a new decade together with YOU.

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 31, 2009

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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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guest deejay:

GARTH TRINIDAD

Committed husband of one and father of three, Garth Trinidad was born in upstate New York and raised in
Los Angeles in the 80s. An artistically gifted lover of the cultural aesthetics of hip hop, reared on his parents
record collection and AM1580 KDAY from Miriam Makeba and Michael Jackson to the Furious Five and the
Wreckin’ Crew. While an illustration major at Otis College of Art and Design and avid listener of public
radio, he payed dues as an office volunteer at Santa Monica, Ca based NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9FM. In 1996
Garth Trinidad’s “Chocolate City” took KCRW airwaves by storm and has since had a profound effect on the
ears, minds, and souls of Angelinos, while introducing the concept of “urban alternative” music to the world via the web.

Since the birth of his award winning radio program, Garth has worked relentlessly to expose the new and
progressive while paying homage to the classic by weaving together intergalactic tapestries of sound that tell
stories of the human soul. This love of music is evident in career highlights such as Jill Scott’s first public
performance in LA, the groundbreaking theatrical concert, “Deep Fried Live” at the Getty Center, the
“Atlantiquity” remix project for Rhino records, and music supervision for season 4 of HBO’s Emmy winning
series, Entourage. As a voting member of The Recording Academy (NARAS), residing on the R&B and
alternative genre Grammy nominee selection committees, Garth’s focused on supporting the Urban
Alternative initiative.

Through his work as a DJ and radio personality, event producer, music supervisor, and journalist, he’s helped
jump start the careers of Jill Scott, Kelis, Dwele, Van Hunt, and Gnarls Barkley, while artfully exploring the
concept of soul music in a multitude of genres, roots, and movements worldwide. Whatever the style, Garth
speaks of viewing all music through the eyes of a child of classic hip hop, when the movement was nebulous.
He hunts for pure sounds – dirty, sexy, raw, rhythmic, and dynamic, from classic rock, roots reggae, and
samba, to jazz, electronica, hip hop, and house.

When asked about the future of his burgeoning multi-project laden career, he just says, “…maybe it’s a Pisces thing…i’m searching for transcendence”.

(photo: Cary Sullivan)

www.garthtrinidad.biz

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live performance by:

NAJITE AGINDOTAN

Son of an Urhobo tribal chieftain, NAJITE AGINDOTAN is a master percussionist who, from a very young age,
traveled with the Urhobo cultural music troupe under his father’s direction. They traveled throughout West
Africa and performed at national festivals in their native Nigeria. A fervent participant, Najite devoted
himself to theater performance, traditional dancing and drumming.

In his early teens, Najite was introduced to international superstar Fela Kuti and his original afrobeat music, a
potent combination of Nigerian dance styles layered with funk guitars and Yoruba rhythms. Najite became

Fela’s student and, upon the death of his father, he was taken by Fela as his godson in a traditional ceremony at
the African Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria.
After relocating to Los Angeles, California, Najite immersed
himself in the arts of the African Diaspora.

His talent and reputation grew as he worked with jazz luminaries such as Horace Tapscott’s Pan-African People’s
Arkestra, Billy Higgins and Jimmy & Jeannie Cheatham. During this period Najite was also privileged to
contribute to the work of African artists such as Remi Kebaka.

During his time in Los Angeles he has received several prestigious awards and grants. In 2000 He was recognized
with a Congressional Award for Cultural Excellence by Representative Diane Watson, and has received
grants from the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of
California’s Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles campuses. In 1991 he received a NAACP Image Award as
Best Musical Director for the stage play “Omalingwo”. Najite & Olokun Prophecy is a culmination of his
African and American experiences, an expression of his

love for the music and people of the world.

www.myspace.com/najiteolokunprophecy

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drum & dance performance by:

CAPOIERA BATUQUE

This dynamic African Brazilian martial art / dance / music company relocated its South American roots to the
United States in 1989. Powered by the vision of Artistic Director Joselito “Amen” Santo, the ensemble’s
program of dance, percussion and song captivates audiences in an energetic celebration of Brazil’s rich
cultural heritage. Capoeira Batuque introduces the public to the beauty and diversity of Latin America
through explosive movements and sounds, including the athletic capoeira and the

rhythmic maculele stick dance.

The company members work regularly as a group and as individuals in film and television, and have performed
their art form for corporate media events, educational institutions, museums, theaters and festivals. They
have received funding support from corporate sponsorships to state and local groups such as the California
Arts Council and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

(photo: Amir Magal)

www.capoierabatuque.org

resident deejay:

JEREMY SOLE

(Afro Funke’ / KCRW / Musaics)

www.kcrw.com/jeremysole

www.myspace.com/musaics

www.twitter.com/jeremysole

www.blip.fm/jeremysole

resident deejay:

GLENN RED

www.myspace.com/glenn_red

hosted by:

ROCKY DAWUNI

www.rockydawuni.com

www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic

www.twitter.com/rockydawuni

afro funke’ photography, booking & production:

CARY SULLIVAN

www.myspace.com/carysullivan

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AFRO FUNKE’: Thursdays @ Zanzibar

1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401

9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!) | 310-451-2221
ZanzibarLive.com
| AfroFunke.com

$30 presale & 40 @ door

PRESALE TIX @

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UPCOMING:

January 7, 2010

guest deejay:

EDUARDO CASTILLO

(The Eclectech / VOODOO)

www.myspace.com/eduardocastillodiscotech

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

www.bigalhats.etsy.com

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“Serving the world with love and cooperation, you will find your own true self. As you help those in need, selfishness will fall away, and without even noticing, you will find your own fulfillment.”

AMMA

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