The Bay Area’s best comes to life at this can’t-miss event celebrating all that makes San Francisco the best place to live, work, and play. Proceeds will benefit House of Hope School in Uganda, East Africa.
Held at San Francisco's Giftcenter Pavilion on December 31, Eclectic Fever's multicultural lineup offers a wealth of global sounds for just one reasonably-priced cover charge: Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afropop, and Nu-Afrikan grooves (Sila and the AfroFunk Experience); sweaty Afo-Brazilian funk, provocative and boundary-busting Samba grooves (Sambada); 70's funk and soul legend (Darondo); nuclear-powered life force and phenomenal vocal, melodic and rhythmic abilities (Nino Moschella), The contemporary Indian music and dance (Nonstop Bhangra Collective); wildly energetic Brazilian dance ( Sambamora Dance Company); seductive belly dance (Rasa Vitalia); and the latest in international electronic sounds and world music classics (DJ Jeremiah and Afrobeat Nation).
Let your hangover - not apathy - be the only thing you regret in the morning.
ECLECTIC FEVER LINE-UP & PRESS REVIEWS
1. SILA AND THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE
(Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Funk, Reggae, Soul)
Funk Artist of the Year - Los Angeles Music Awards
Africa's James Brown - Oakland Post
Mixing the legendary sounds of Fela Kuti with some tricks gleaned from James Brown and P-Funk, Sila (who sings in Swahili and English) and company create a dancefloor-ready throb guaranteed to move you. - San Francisco Weekly
Kenyan funk master - San Francisco Chronicle
Guaranteed to keep you glued to the dance floor- San Francisco Bay Guardian
Bay Area dance kings Sila and the Afrofunk Experience combine an international vision with dazzling musicianship. Frontman Victor Sila rivets audiences with a combination of James Brown's punchy grooves and Fela Kuti's relentless West African swing. - East Bay Express
(Samba, Afro-Brazilian Funk)
While it has been argued that Brazilian music in general is marked by a fusion of influences only fitting for a country with such diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and races, Sambada offers a new take on Brazil's worldly music that brings the frenetic carnival vibe of Rio's sambas. There is an edge to their music, and a funk energy.
(79's Funk and Soul Legenf)
Darondo records are high on the wants-lists of many collectors. Back in the day he was seen cruising around town in a white Rolls Royce and could have been the next Al Green or Sly Stone. But about 25 years ago Darondo disappeared. Until now…
"I feel compelled to spread his name, even if it's 25 years late, because it's too good to stay in hiding...The next time you go to a party, hit the DJ up with a CD-R of "Legs". When the whole place explodes in a frenzy, and the last plume of smoke has billowed off the dance floor, take your melted disc back and tell them Darondo sent you to put dynamite in the people's quarry."
- John Mayer
“Sexy, earthy funk... formidable tracks. Four stars.”
- Rolling Stone
4. NINO MOSCHELLA
(Samba, Afro-Brazilian Funk)
One to watch...Essential."
- CMJ New Music Monthly
"One of the albums that I've been digging in a big way is this! Absolutely superb...absolutely classic!"
- Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1, Worldwide)
“Simply put, The Fix is one of the best albums of the year. Period.”
- About R&B
5. DJ JEREMIAH AND THE AFROFBEAT NATION
(Afrobeat, Brazillian, Afro-house, Middle Eastern, Funk)
DJ Jeremiah and his Afrobeat Nation, who provide live trumpet and percussion while Liberia-born DJ Jeremiah spins funk by the likes of James Brown as well as Afrobeat stars like Fela Kuti, infusing orchestral jazz and African tribal chants into the mix. - San Francisco Chronicle
6. NON STOP BHANGRA COLLECTIVE
(Bhangra, Dhol Rhythms)
Voted Top 5 Global Nights, SF Bay Guardian, 2005
Voted Top 20 Favorite far-out dance floor destinations, SF Bay Guardian, 2006
7. SAMBADAMORA DANCE COMPANY
(Brazilian Samba dancers)
8. RASA VITALIA
(Tribal Belly Dancer)
Official Website: http://eclecticfever.com
Added by afrofunk on September 18, 2008