Thursday, August 29, 2019
Afro Funke’ Endless Summer
Townhouse & The Del Monte
(downstairs in Speakeasy)
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Soul music from around the world.
featuring very special guest DJ & MC:
Shinehad began his music career by performing for different New York reggae dancehall sound systems in the 1980s, most notably Tony Screw’s Downbeat The Ruler, based in The Bronx.
His best-known single was the cover version of Sting’s “Englishman In New York”, re-titled as “Jamaican In New York” (1993). It reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1993. The single featured on the Sidewalk University album.
He is largely credited as being one of the original acts to cross hip-hop with reggae music, now known as reggae fusion, with songs such as “Try My Love” in 1992. Shinehead’s vocal talent can be heard across various tracks on the “Unity” (1988) and “The Real Rock” (1992) albums. His rapid deejay chat style can be heard on stellar tracks like “Cigarette Breath”, “Gimme No Crack” and “Do It With Ease”. Shinehead’s melodic, singjay approach is present in songs such as “Strive” while he brings more hip hop flavor in tracks like “Chain Gang”.
Shinehead is still very active. He was part of the yearly Jamrock cruise in 2015. The same year, he played at the CES in Las Vegas. He is multi talented and this is more clear than ever with the success of his sound system Kingston 12.
AFRO FUNKE’ resident DJs:
• Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Worldwide FM)
• Glenn Red ( La Junta)
special guest deejay upstairs in Townhouse lounge:
*GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist*
producer/photographer/ talent buyer:
jewelry & more:
Townhouse & The Del Monte Speakeasy
(EVENT IS DOWNSTAIRS WHEN YOU ENTER TO RIGHT)
52 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
9pm to 2am / 21+ / $10
with a little help from our friends:
Universal Rhythm Productions
Thursday August 29, 2019
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
AFRO FUNKE' Endless Summer Party, TH 8.29 AFRO FUNKE' Endless Summer Party, The Del Monte Speakeasy (Townhouse Basement), Venice