The San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed Sila as the "Kenyan Funk Master." Kenyan expatriate Sila is a man on a mission: to have a seriously funky good time. The founder of a style he calls Afro-funk, he has also named his band the Afro-Funk Experience, which is basically what will happen to you Satruday night at the Great AMerican Music Hall. The Experience's sets are invariably long, sweaty labors of love -- in addition to syncopated grooves, percussive breaks, and Sila's fervent multilingual vocals, there's another, more interactive element. Simply put, the more love you show Sila and company when they're onstage, the more they'll return to you. Now go tell your momma 'bout that.
Joining Sila and the Afrofunk Experience will be SambaDa. A SambaDa show is no ordinary concert. It is an immersion into Brazilian culture of the past and present. SambaDá is an explosive musical group that is rapidly inspiring audiences with its unique mixture of Brazilian samba and funky latin dance grooves. From the blissful rhythms of samba to hip-hop riffs, from bossa nova ballads to salsa, SambaDa’s tunes are playful, vital, and energetic: they make you dance and they make you sing, they are both intimate and exuberant
DJ Jeremiah from Liberia spinning worldbeat dance music and the super sexy dancers - the Afrofunk Sisters
This is an event not to be missed! BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
What do you get when you combine traditional African rhythms with the sexiness of Prince, soul of Otis Redding and a little James Brown funk? Come find out as Sila and the Afro-funk Experience spread the ultimate international vibe... With Kenyan roots and a progressive love of American music, this will be a serious session on the dancefloor and a unique education for your ears.
- (JP) NITEVIBE BUZZ
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
James Brown's dance floor boogie strut infused with the manic drumming and serpentine guitar jams of Sila's native Kenya
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
Sila and The Afrofunk Experience has exploded onto the Bay Area world music scene with an irresistible blend of traditional African and Afro-Latin rhythms, slinky guitar, and Sila's syrupy Swahili and English vocals. The five-piece also throws some crucial reggae skank and hip-hop swagger into the mix, resulting in an upbeat, multiculti celebration that's guaranteed to keep you glued to the dance floor.