03 June 2011

SILA and the AFROFUNK EXSPERIENCE After " SuperFunkExperience" DJ-set Lelli & Frank

Live Concert DJ set Cultura - ingresso gratuito

http://silaband.com/

INFO E PRENOTAZIONE TAVOLI OSTERIA & PIZZERIA - 0544447858 -OPEN ORE 19

Ingresso Gratuito

in collaborazione con Ass. Culturale La Favela Chic
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Black President WINNER for "Outstanding World Music Album" at 2010 NAACP Image Awards.
Winner " 2009 Best International Act" at San Francisco Weekly Music Awards.
Winner “Best Funk Band” at Los Angeles Music Awards

"BlACK PRESIDENT" CD REVIEWS

The best of all possible worlds in World Music terms: uptempo, polyrhythmic, socially conscious (but not pedantic), strikingly melodic, and eminently danceable." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Fortunately for clubgoers, Sila's concern with the mission of his lyrics is matched by the power of his grooves,
an addictive mix of heavy funk, lively Afrobeat, and sun-soaked island rhythms. His nine-piece band is tighter
than the goatskin head of a djembe, and the ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars,
bass, drums, percussion, and a trio of horns ensures a wide dynamic range." -San Francisco Weekly
On "Chrome," Sila turns in his most intriguing vocal performance, as his high-pitched screams ("I'm freaking OUT!") complement and punctuate the cool, hepcat flow of the melody. Think of the well-constructed yet laid-back neo-soul of rock quintet Townhall, with James Brown and Prince trading improvisations over the top."-®Jambase

"The best of all possible worlds in World Music terms: uptempo, polyrhythmic, socially conscious (but not pedantic), strikingly melodic, and eminently danceable." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Fortunately for clubgoers, Sila's concern with the mission of his lyrics is matched by the power of his grooves, an addictive mix of heavy funk, lively Afrobeat, and sun-soaked island rhythms. His nine-piece band is tighter than the goatskin head of a djembe, and the ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, and a trio of horns ensures a wide dynamic range." -San Francisco Weekly


"James Brown's dance floor boogie strut infused with the manic drumming and serpentine guitar jams of
Sila's native Kenya." -San Francisco Magazine

"Guaranteed to keep you glued to the dance floor." -San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Mixing the legendary sounds of Fela Kuti with some tricks gleaned from James Brown and P-Funk,
Sila and company create a dancefloor-ready throb guaranteed to move you." -SF Weekly

"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." - San Francisco Examiner

"Bay Area dance kings Sila and the Afrofunk Experience 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 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."

-East Bay Express
"Sila and his Afrofunk Experience are in the energy exchange business: you give it up, they
give it back with interest - no bribes involved. Try that trick with a Nigerian policeman." -Santa Cruz Sentinel