Kenyan expatriate 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 Friday night at Elbo Room. 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.
(Eric K. Arnold- East Bay Express)
Joining Sila and the Afrofunk Experience will be DJ Jeremiah from Liberia spinning worldbeat dance music and the super sexy dancers - the Afrofunk Sisters
This is an event not to be missed! BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
James Brown's dance floor boogie strut infused with the manic drumming and serpentine guitar jams of Sila's native Kenya
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
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 March 20, 2006