The sounds that most of us know as Afrobeat are born out of the crowded streets of West African cities likeLagos, Accra and Abidjan. Combining the polyrhythmic percussion of indigenous West African music with Fenders and brass, Afrobeat trundled up from the underground to denounce dictatorship,corruption and oppression while still treating dancers and music fans to a seriously good time.
Sila, hailing from the East African nation of Kenya, has the same mission, but named his own brand of music Afrofunk, an updated sound that incorporates more trace elements of hip-hop and soul.
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.
- Review by Peter Koht - Metro Santa Cruz
When: Saturday, September 30, 10PM
Who; Sila and the Afrofunk Experience PLUS Special Guest Dj Jeremiah and the Afrobeat Nation
Where: 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10-$12. Available at Ticketweb: http://tinyurl.com/g3c44
More band info: http://afrofunk.net
Official Website: http://afrofunk.net
Added by afrofunk on September 13, 2006