Here, we are entering a new relationship and kicking it off with Jump N Funk presenting a different twist on our usual Afrobeat sound. On this night, it's all about that same old Jump N Funk feeling but with a house, Tropicalia and dance twist in the beautiful, open aired Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel. Come join us and watch Jump N Funk pay homage to Afro house, Tropicalia, and the soils dance spectrum at the Cabanas!
Atlanta is one of my favorite cities to play. One of the main reasons that’s a fact is due to my long standing brotherhood with DJ Kemit. We've been celebrating Fela together since long before the latest Fela craze. This month, we celebrate Fela! On Broadway's Atlanta run (www.felaonbraodway.com), Jump N Funk's 10 Year Anniversary (www.jumpnfunk.com), Spreadlove's 4th annual Felabration (www.facebook.com/experiencespreadlove.com), and of course the born day of the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Jump N Funk has been right there with Spreadlove for practically their entire existence, and prior to that, Kemit and I have recorded "Minstrel Speak" (Diaspora) back in 2002, as well as "Music" and "Official" together on my first LP, Connecting The Dots (Kindred Spirits USA, 2005), played at Jump N Funk in NYC, and Miami together, as well as rocking an ocean of other parties around the country. Definitely one of the most underappreciated DJs in the United States, if not the world in my opinion. My man Mark Hines will be there to beat the video screens up like only he can as well. If you don't know, now you know…I am expecting fireworks. Love Afro Life!
October 19 (10 p.m.—4 a.m.)
PROPS w/DJ Akalepse
CMJ Showcase with VINIA MOJICA, MAYA AZUCENA, JOHN ROBINSON & RASHEED CHAPPELL
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
Free before 10 p.m.; $10 after 10 p.m.
This week, Props puts on its very first live performance showcase, featuring some of my favorite performers. Maya Azucena, Vinia Mojica, Rasheed Chappell and John Robinson will all be rocking for you LIVE! Doors at 10 p.m.; the performances starts at 11 p.m. sharp!
October 21 (9 p.m.—2 a.m.)
JUMP N FUNK
500 North 14th St.
St Louis and Midwest fam, come join us for our St. Louis installment of the 10-Year Anniversary Tour of Jump N Funk! The Original American Afrobeat Dance Party brings the sounds of Fela Kuti and the Global Afro soul sound to St. Louis for the very first time! Your selector for the evening will be none other than myself, with visuals by Mark Hines aka The Marksmen. Come celebrate 10 years of pioneering the Afrobeat and global soul sound in St. Louis on October 21 at Lola!
Me & Lepse continue fighting the good fight on Wednesday nights in NYC! Each and every week for going on 10 years now! o filler, no radio fluff...strictly bangers, and strictly para tu. Free before 11pm every week kids. LPR.
October 27, 2011 (10 p.m.—4 a.m.)
House Society Presents…SOUNDBAR w/Rob Paine, Keith Evan, Carlos Sanchez & B.Minogue
The Gold Lounge @ Aria Hotel (Vegas City Center)
3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
Guest list requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Going to Vegas for a Halloween bash with some of my favorite dudes in the business. House music all night long...in costume...in Vegas...go figure.
In November, we take Jump N Funk to Harlem for a night at Harlem Stage alongside Brooklyn's own Zozo Afrobeat Orchestra! Come celebrate the Afro global sound with us! Love Afro Life! www.JumpNFunk.com for more details!