Friday, July 28, 2006
For the Children: The 2nd Annual Afrofunk Music Festival
"The Afrofunk Festival, which sold out its debut last July to wide critical acclaim, is the first and only Afrobeat Festival in the world. This year’s festival will feature diverse and electrifying International musical acts from Guinea, Algeria, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, and the Bay Area, all coming together to bring the house down while raising funds for Kids in Darfur, Sudan, Niger and Kenya whose lives have been devastated by war and famine. Proceeds from this year's Afrofunk Festival will benefit Save the Children Emergency Relief Fund.
Headlined by festival producer Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, the lineup for 2006 also includes legendary kora master Prince Diabate, Afrobeat heavyweight Jujuba, world-famous improvisationist DJ Cheb i Sabbah, the only American band to ever perform at Fela Kuti’s shrine in Lagos, Nigeria—Aphrodesia, 2005 SF Music Award winner (Best World Music) Albino, local favorites Afrobeat Down, all-female Brazilian funk band Goddess of Funk, Liberia’s DJ Jeremiah, and DJ Emmanuel Nado of Ivory Coast."