French MiamiHere we go with a little something to get the blood flowing: "Older," a jaunty track from the Brooklyn/S.F. trio French Miami's upcoming album Motor Skills, which drops November 16. Imagine Surfer Blood on a musical journey with King Sunny Ade and you're probably hearing this in your ... More >>
Nigerian born producer / promoter /label owner DJ Said came into this world from the same corner of the globe as Fela Kuti, and he's just as addicted to spreading Afro Beat to the masses--although he blends those sounds into myriad dancefloor styles. After a stint in England, Said settled in the Bay ... More >>
Baba KenBaba Ken and the Afro-Groove ConnexionTuesday, March 31, 2009Elbo RoomBetter than: Sitting around wondering what happened to the weekend."We aim for a good party tonight. Is anybody going to work tomorrow? Nooooo." Such was the devilish proclamation made with a perma-grin by local Afro-funk ... More >>
EKAphotographyFemi KutiConfirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks particularly strong (thou ... More >>
Vampire Weekend's shaky smart-aleck stand
An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!
Femi Kuti & Positive Force
Basuki Bala, Kevin Dabbs, and Jim Ryan