2284 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

On Friday, January 27th Bay Area music lovers are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes and get ready for an all out immersion into African Funk music at Shattack Down low featuring Sila and the Afrofunk Experience.

Sila and the Afrofunk Experience are notoriously know for thier high energy, good vibes, dance-infused grooves that keep music lovers swaying way past closing time! On the bill will be DJ Jeremiah from Liberia spinning Afrobeat, Soukous, Zouk, highlife and other international beats.

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James Brown's dance floor boogie strut infused with the manic drumming and serpentine guitar jams of Sila's native Kenya

Sila and his Afro Funk Experience are in the energy exchange business: you give it up, they give it back with interest---no bribes involved. Try that trick with a Nigerian policeman.

Kenyan expatriate Victor Sila is a man on a mission: to have a seriously funky good time. The founder of a style he calls Afro-funk, he has also named his band the Afro-Funk Experience, which is basically what will happen to you. The Experience's sets are invariably long, sweaty labors of love -- in addition to syncopated grooves, percussive breaks, and Sila's fervent multilingual vocals, there's another, more interactive element. Simply put, the more love you show Sila and company when they're onstage, the more they'll return to you. Now go tell your momma 'bout that.

Sila and The Afrofunk Experience has exploded onto the Bay Area world music scene with an irresistible blend of traditional African and Afro-Latin rhythms, slinky guitar, and Sila's syrupy Swahili and English vocals. The five-piece also throws some crucial reggae skank and hip-hop swagger into the mix, resulting in an upbeat, multiculti celebration that's guaranteed to keep you glued to the dance floor.

Added by afrofunk on January 10, 2006

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