Focus Organization are exited to announce their upcoming collaboration with multi-cultural south London band, YAABA FUNK, at the fantastic east London venue Open The Gate.
Yaaba Funk are a Hi-Life/Afro-Funk explosion. A product of Brixton, and influenced by 1970’S Ghanaian hi-life, the funky sounds of James Brown and UK sounds like Roots Manuva and The Specials. Since forming in 2006, Yaaba Funk have appeared at the Barbican as part of African musician's tribute to James Brown, Future World Funk, Afrogroov's Components, the main stage at Shambala Festival, Rise festival in Finsbury Park, freshly back from Zanzibar for the Sauti Za Busara Festival 2011.
YAABA FUNK @ La Fête will be a night of 'floor-filling extravaganza, combining the tightest rhythm section this side of Accra, fat analogue basslines, blazing horns, sparkling African and gritty rock guitars.'
The not-to-miss line up:
·7pm – 9.30pm CMAD: Chippeur Modern African Dance
Chippeur:No 1 AFRICAN DANCER in the UK will teach you the basics of Coupe’ Decale’, Ndobolo and all the African modern rhythms and celebrate his BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come and discover what this guy can do with his SAX, incredible!!!
·DJ OYA BUN
Music policy: Afrobeat, Coupe’ Decale’, Kuduro, Soukouss and much much more
£5 Entry All Night
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info 07932527121 www.focusorganization.com
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