Longevity in the club scene is hard to come by these days, especially a night that is progressive, eclectic and about the music verses selling bottles. The Afro-Funke family has been putting in love and sweat for 10 years and well deserved. The westside is not a haven for an artful going-out-and-get-your dance-on experience but Afro-Funke figured out the formula that worked. To top it all, they landed one of LA’s finest, OZOMATLI, to perform at their 10 year celebration. Much congratulations.
Special guest: DJ CENTER (push the fader- NYC)
JEREMY SOLE & GLENN RED
bookings/photos: Cary Sulllivan
host: Rocky Dawuni
@Zanzibar 1301 5th St. Santa Monica Ca | 9-2am
$12 presale tix avail: stubmatic.com/afrofunke
$15@door | 21+
Forward from Afro-Funke…..
IT IS WITH THE UTMOST GRATITUDE THAT WE LOOK
BACK ON THE JOURNEY, OR RATHER, THE MISSION,
WE COMMITTED TO SO LONG AGO. A MISSION,
TO REUNITE THE GLOBAL FAMILY THROUGH
COMMON RHYTHMS AND MELODIES. THROUGH
DUSTRY RECORDS AND HOWLING INSTRUMENTS.
THROUGH MUSIC AND LOVE.
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT FOR A DECADE, WE HAVE
COME TOGETHER. WEEKLY LOYALISTS, HELP KEEP
THE ROOM WARM AND WELCOMING FOR FIRST TIMERS
– AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES. WE MEET TO LET GO
AND HOLD ON. TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
AND TO COME HOME.
WE WOULD HONORED IF YOU WOULD JOIN US
IN CELEBRATING THIS MOMENTUS NIGHT….
KCRW 89.9FM Presents
Thursday, June 27 2013
Afro Funke’ 10 Year Anniversary
In their eighteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers
Ozomatli have gone from hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department
Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities: they are the voice of their city and
they are citizens of the world.
Their music – a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall
and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LAR&B and New Orleans
second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga – has long followed a key mantra: it will take
you around the world by taking you around L.A.
Originally formed to play at a Los Angeles labor protest, Ozomatli spent their early days
participating in everything from earthquake prep “hip hop ghetto plays” at inner-city
elementary schools to community activist events, protests, and city fundraisers. Since then,
they have been synonymous with their city: their music has been taken up by MLB’s
Los Angeles Dodgers and the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, they recorded the travelogue
“City of Angels” as a new urban anthem, and they were featured as part of the prominent
L.A. figures imaging campaign “We Are 4 L.A.” on NBC-TV. Ozomatli also have the
distinction of headlining the Hollywood Bowl three times, in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In
recognition of their efforts, the City of Los Angeles has officially declared every April 23rd
in perpetuity as “Ozomatli Day”.
On the national stage, the band were recognized for their service not just to Los Angeles
but as global activists, receiving the National Council of LA Raza’s Humanitarian Award,
and performing twice for President Barack Obama.
(Push the Fader / NYC)
Whether at the turntables, or in studio behind the boards, DJ Center soul-travels, navigating
audiences with a crate of musical goods from around the globe, while echoing aNew York
state of mind. Having rocked cities as far and wide as Los Angeles toBarcelona, Center’ssignature
style remains- soulful, feel-good music.
Always aiming to break new tunes and celebrate forgotten gems, a Center set is synonymous
with the finest of selections, whether he is doing Music Supervision for Gucci, recording
radio sessions forGiant Step, or keeping parties on their feet until the wee hours.
Live, Center has brought together artists like Talib Kweli, Rob Swift,?uestlove,
John Legend, Pete Rock, Grandmaster Flash, J.Rawlsand Eric Roberson,
taking crowds higher at his classic sessions.
Visuals by Astronaut Disco
Food (to purchase) from The Green Truck
Surprise Guests & MUCH more!
Resident Djs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red
Hosted by Rocky Dawuni
Produced, booked & photographed
by Cary Sullivan
Afro Funke’ Thursdays
1301 5th Street Santa Monica
9pm – 2am / 21+ w/ ID
Limited $12 Pre-Sale Tickets:
$15 @ door
Please RSVP on Facebook!
with a little help from our friends: