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Quantic @ sxsw

Great night at the Vulcan as Quantic mesmerized the audience with his afro colombian funk fusion. Featuring Nidia Gongora.

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Fela Funky Picnic Dance Party

Fela Funky Picnic Dance Party

October 26th 4-10pm @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. Come and get your afro bounce on as we Felabrate at Kenny Dorham’s backyard for a day/evening outdoor party featuring D.J. Chicken George, Hard Proof Afrobeat, DJ Mahealani and yours truly on the decks. Serving up African cuisine from Cazamance Cafe. $8.00 admission (portion of proceeds to benefit Ballet Afrique and Diverse Arts)

Orion doing his thing at the Volstead

If you’re working your way through E. 6th on a Saturday night in September, do yourself a favor and check out Orion at the Volstead. Guaranteed to rock your soul with the international blend of floor bangas. Check out the clip above to get a dose.

DJ mahealani, D.J. Shani, and Queen Deelah at D.A.M.E.

Highlights from D.A.M.E. (Down a** Mamas elevatin). DJ Mahealani was rockin it proper as always. DJ Shani was in the mix with the deep house soulful loveliness…and Queen Deelah…wow! This sista has some power. She definitely did her thing with mad energy. Do yourself a favor and check for the D.A.M.E. parties at Volstead.

http://www.queendeelah.com/

http://www.mixcrate.com/djmahealani

http://djshani.com/

Global Warming 4

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Greetings once again from the global warming sessions. Global Warming radio session 4 takes you on the usual tour of brazilian samba funk, Afrobeat, Salsa, disco, dub sounds, and breaks. My personal highlights of this edition would have to be: Silvio Cesar’s “A Festa” from the Brazilian Beats Brooklyn compilation. (A great Sunday night party I used to attend @ Black Betty’s bar during my short time living in Brooklyn…Shouts out to DJ Greg Caz and Sean Marquand). A Festa is just a smooth beautiful groove with a funky backbone including the bassline from Stevie Wonder’s “Too high”. Also Onukpa Shawarpo by the Bokoor Band…wow..It will make you get UP AND DANCE IN THE AFRICAN SPIRIT!

On the funk disco tip stateside: some real gems from Chic  “I Got protection” (Nile Rogers with the usual throwdown). Also The Beginning of the end with “In the Deep” from the brilliant Funky Nassau album, and last but not least, Unlimited Touch with the always jammin Larry Levan library, classic “I hear Music in the streets”Enjoy the grooves, Peace!

 

 

 

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Playlist

Bananeira/Emilio Santiago

Enwan/The Anansa Professionals

Sinal Vermelho/Marilene

Yes he is! (instrumental interlude)/North Star Groovement

Congoman/The Congos

Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu/Alhaji K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas

Onukpa Shawarpo/the Bokoor Band

Live in other World/Itadi

Something Special/The Blackbyrds

DooWhaChaWannaDoo/Con Funk Shun

Gotta Clean Up the World/The Funky Music Machine

Cucurucucu/Celia Cruz

Moonlights/Tijuana Funky

A Festa/Silvio Cesar

In The Deep/The Beginning of the End

I believe in Music/ Kay-Gees

I hear Music in the Streets/Unlimited Touch

Fogo Fogo/Fela Ransomme Kuti and the Africa 70

Dancin/Grey & Hanks

I Got Protection/Chic

What Makes you Happy/KC and the Sunshine Band

I’ve been Searchin/Arts and Crafts

Watch “Chorizo Funk at Night Fever” on YouTube

Chorizo Funk throwin down @ Night Fever @ Frank Austin. The music was bumpin and the crowd was jumpin. Cilantro Boombox rocked the place with high energy and Chorizo rocked steady with a world tour of afro latin, afrobeat, cumbia, funk and soul…Just the way we like it on afrobonics… Be sure to check for the night fever jams @ http://thenightfeveraustin.blogspot.com/?m=1 Check for Chorizo Funk updates at http://djchorizofunk.wordpress.com/

Funk Anthropology: Brand New Wayo

Brand New Wayo

The review is simple: “I love this album”. 15 high energy dance floor grooves, great to mix with your favorite disco/ funk jams. The highlights for me on this album: “Get on up”, “Excuse me baby”, and “Listen to the Music”. One or two of these jams almost always find their way into my rotation. Peep:

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