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Peace Please: A peace concert featuring Sila and the Afrofunk Experience
Date Friday May 25
Time 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location Details
Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrel Street San Francisco, CA
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorJeremiah
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Bay Area musicians Sila and the Afrofunk Experience and Rupa and the April Fishes have organized the “Peace Please” concert is an effort to unite the world through music as a call for peace. “Our goal is to bring popular and media attention to international peace efforts while building a global community of active, socially conscious artists. Dedicated to cultivating peace as both a means and an end, this concert creates a celebration of peace and provides a voice for OUR vibrant community that believes in peaceful solutions for the future.” The event will take place at the great american music hall on Friday, may 25th.

With over 60% of the public currently opposed to the war in Iraq, this concert is a creative way for us connect and become one with other members of our community.

For more information, photos or interviews about the event about the “Peace Please” concert on Friday, May 25 2007, please call Jeremiah Kpoh at 415-377-4879 OR VISIT WWW. AFROFUNK.NET

SILA AND THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE (afrofunk.net)

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Bay Area dance kings Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (http://afrofunk,net) combine an international vision with dazzling musicianship. Frontman Sila Mutungi rivets audiences with a combination of James Brown's punchy grooves and Fela Kuti's relentless West African swing. Their debut "The Funkiest Man in Africa" blows away listeners with its relentless rhythm and sharp songcraft, but can't prepare you for the band's potent onstage energy. Sila sings of the African experience: the problems he and many others face every day, in a language understood throughout the world. His lyrics and beats reflect the music, the language, the energy, and the spirit of growing up in Africa. James Brown would be proud. (East Bay Express)

"The band reflects the vibrant, exciting soukous and Afro-beat sounds of the musician's homeland in its new, dance-floor-friendly album, "Funkiest Man in Africa." - The San Francisco Chronicle

"Embracing his African roots and his love of funk, Sila channeled James Brown for inspiration and six years later, with the help of his renowned cast of bandmates, he's achieved success without having to compromise his heritage (he sings in both Swahili and English) or his musical tastes." - The San Francisco Examiner

Sila's onstage presence-a combination of charisma, enthusiasm and raw sex appeal-along with the band's infectious dance floor centered grooves have earned him the title "the James Brown of Africa", a moniker he accepts with an ever present smile." - The Oakland Post

RUPA AND THE APRIL FISHES (myspace.com/aprilfishes)

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Rupa's music sounds like that dream: romantic and pulling from many worlds -- Indian ragas and sultry tangos, Gypsy waltzes and bossa nova. And all of it shares the soothing quality of lullabies, with deeply poetic imagery, which she sings in sweet, lilting French."--San Francisco Chronicle

If local singer Rupa were a movie, she would be Amélie meets Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown meets Latcho Drom meets Do the Right Thing. She'd be set in India and Berkeley...She would be (and, in fact, is) an instant cult classic among the smart, idealistic, international set. San Francisco Weekly

Where: Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrel Street San Francisco, CA
When: Friday, Arpil 25, 9:00 PM
Tickets: $18 available at: http://tinyurl.com/35zxl5

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