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Come get blissed out on the tasty funk-to-metal guitar grooves & blazing horns of the Afrofunk Experience. ORIGINAL BAY AREA FUNK, AFROBEAT, REGGAE & MORE, alongside the eclectic fusion of Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, and R&B that is Atiim Chenzira & FatheR BrotheR Sun! doors 9pm, show 9:30pm $7 cover
The Session Room @ HopMonk Tavern- AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE+ MISSION PLAYERS Door: 8pm| Show: 9pm Cost: $ 15| 21+ The Afrofunk Experience, recent winners of The NAACP Image Award's Outstanding World Music Album "Black President" and winners of The SF Weekly Music Award's Best International Act, were the band behind Sila and the Afrofunk Experience for 7 years, providing songs and killer grooves for Victor Sila Mutungi, and being dubbed "The Bay Area's Dance Kings" in the process. Delivering home grown AFROFUNK, AFROBEAT, REGGAE, AND ORIGINAL BAY AREA FUNK, the ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, trumpet, and saxophone ensures a wide dynamic range. MISSION PLAYERS: San Francisco's The Mission Players have established themselves as one of the best live acts around. Their infectious grooves melodically, harmonically and rhythmically blend soul, funk, jazz and blues. "The Mission Players slap on some fresh treads and nice rims and cover ground like champs"- Dennis Cook, Jambase.com, Cook's Corner. THE MISSION PLAYERS are: Mike Mulqueen (Guitar/Lead Vocals) Greg Garvey (Bass) Jason Movrich (Guitar/Vocals) Erik Mekkelson (Tenor Saxophone) Jesse Hiller (Drums) For more information visit http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/ All ticketed shows are standing-room only with limited seating, unless otherwise designated.
We are so pumped to be opening for the Afrofunk Experience. This night is going to be full of bad ass funky music. We are going to lift you so high up just so you can get down.
Bio: 8 years ago, Bassist Wendell Rand (Afrolicious/Pleasuremaker, Tracorum, Youssoupha Sidibe) along with singer Victor Sila Mutungi, started Sila and the AfroFunk Experience (SAFE) as a World Music ensemble, working in local clubs, but eventually playing many notable festivals like EarthDance and Sa...See Full Bio
“The Afrofunk Experience is definitely not traditional African music, but it's better and more real than most African-American music being recorded today: it's not nasty rap or treakly-sweet mindless pop, and it's much better than R&B, with a touch of jazz, lots of funk, and that general African pop sound found all over Africa.”