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Sila and The Afrofunk Experience

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Sila helps kick off the 2013 Union Square Live season with a free mid-day performance.

Sila and the Afrofunk Experience combine an international vision with dazzling musicianship. Frontman Sila rivets audiences with a combination of James Brown's punchy grooves and Fela Kuti's relentless West African swing. This critically acclaimed band is known for their potent onstage energy and for digging the groove until the last call. Sila sings of the African experience: the problems he and many others face every day, in a language understood throughout the world. His lyrics and beats reflect the music, the language, the energy, and the spirit of growing up in Africa.

The harsh realities of Kenya's devastated social climate are tempered by the work of Carolina for Kibera, an empowered nonprofit run by Kenyans and Americans who go to great length to improve the quality of life in the region.

To help raise funds for the organization, Kenyan-born and San Francisco-based Victor Sila brings his high-octane blend of roots and funk to the stage. Inspired by such greats as James Brown and Fela Kuti, Sila is a powerhouse, singing in both Swahili and English. Radioactive, Afrobeat DJ Jeremiah and hep scratch artist DJ Felina join the singer and his band.

Sila - Vocals, David Boyce - saxophone, David James - guitar, Wendell Rand - bass, Mike Pitre - trumpet, Ken House - Guitar, Bennie Murray - drums, Andre Webb - trombone

BRING YOUR DANCINGS SHOES!!

PRESS REVIEWS

"Mixing the legendary sounds of Fela Kuti with some tricks gleaned from James Brown and P-Funk, Sila (who sings in Swahili and English) and company create a dancefloor-ready throb guaranteed to move you." -San Francisco Weekly

"Kenyan funk master" - San Francisco Chronicle

"Funk Artist of the Year" - Los Angeles Music Awards

"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." - The San Francisco Examiner
Sila helps kick off the 2013 Union Square Live season with a free mid-day performance. Sila and the Afrofunk Experience combine an international vision with dazzling musicianship. Frontman Sila rivets audiences with a combination of James Brown's punchy grooves and Fela Kuti's r...
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