Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BODEGA Invades AFRO FUNKE’ - Pics

Thanks to all that attended AFRO FUNKE' this week. It was a dope party to say the least. Peace to the entire AFRO FUNKE' Collective. Thank's for having us. Special shouts to Farah Sosa & DJ Robshot for Sharing these photos.









Monday, December 20, 2010

BODEGA Invades AFRO FUNKE’




This week we have one of the hottest new clubs in LA is "invading" Afro Funke' for the first time
the night before Christmas Eve plus our residents Jeremy Sole & Glenn Redwill be bringing you
the freshest beats as they do each and every Thursday!!

We will also have drink specials all evening so come early and celebrate the season
with your family at Zanzibar!!!!


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THURSDAY, December 23, 2010

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AFRO FUNKE’

WEEKLY FUNK INVOCATION

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Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco,

African Salsa, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa,

Balkan, Funk, Blues, Highlife, Broken-Afro-Beat, Salsa,

& Other deep-rooted soul music from around the world

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December 23, 2010


BODEGA INVADES AFRO FUNKE’


guest deejays:
DJs Cee Brown & Panamami
Los Angeles is the best known and least understood megacity on Earth. Behind the airbrushed images Hollywood broadcasts lies a place at the juncture of the first world, third world, and thousands of miles of water that defines and defies every notion of what constitutes a city. For the last century, go-getters have flocked to the town at the edge of the world to chase their dreams, and the result is maybe the most concentrated, ethnically diverse collection of forward thinkers in history. Named after the urban corner stores where people of all cultures come to find something familiar and something different without breaking their pockets or skipping a smile, BODEGA’s mission is much the same: to unite the many sounds and peoples of the world under one roof, and represent the true face of L.A. in the process. Held every other Sunday in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles, La Bodega has swiftly amassed a cult following thanks to its broad appeal, warm vibe and come one-come all attitude. Resident DJs and L.A. natives Cee Brown, Panamami and Melaaza form a gumbo of Latin, African and Caribbean influences that consistently shines through in the Bodega musical format, which Cid describes as “alive.”

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After a six year stint on the East coast, DJ Panamami returned to her hometown of Los Angeles to quickly become one of Southern California’s most sought-after DJ’s. Panamami's sharp turntable skills and broad taste in music has resulted in gigs across California, from San Francisco to San Diego. She is also one of the few American Dj's who have had the pleasure of spinning for crowds in South Korea. It is in L.A., however, that Dj Panamami continues to truly make her mark. She has held several residencies, including a rotating Dj position for The Grasshopper at Little Temple in Silverlake, alongside hosts Badru Umi and famed, LA rapper Aceyalone. You can currently find Panamami spinning world music–from Brazilian beats to dancehall and cumbia–at Bodega, the fastest growing party in the city of Los Angeles.

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DJ CeeBrown (L.A.) started his DJ career in 1995 as the DJ for the B.L.X. crew. He later went on to DJ for I AM OMNI, then the Pharcyde Touring across the globe. In 2009 he along with some DJ friends started BODEGASundays, a celebration of world music and DJ culture accompanied with live drummers and other instrumentation .Known for his Soulful selections and & Rhythmic Mixing Skills CeeBrown is known to rock the party.
http://www.bodegasundays.blogspot.com
http://djceebrown.blogspot.com


resident deejay:
JEREMY SOLE

(Afro Funke’ / KCRW / Musaics)

www.kcrw.com/jeremysole

www.myspace.com/musaics

www.twitter.com/jeremysole

www.blip.fm/jeremysole


resident deejay:

GLENN RED

www.glennred.com


hosted by:

ROCKY DAWUNI

**New Album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” available at:

www.itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482


www.rockydawuni.com

www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic
EPK:
www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky



afro funke’ photography, booking & production:

CARY SULLIVAN

www.myspace.com/carysullivan



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AFRO FUNKE’:

Thursdays @ Zanzibar


1301 5th St Santa Monica, CA 90401

9pm | 21+ (EVERYONE Must Have ID!) | 310-451-2221
$7 before 10:30pm - $10 after

ZanzibarLive.com| AfroFunke.com

www.facebook.com/afrofunke

www.twitter.com/afrofunke

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UPCOMING:

December 30 2010

AFRO FUNKE' SOUND SYSTEM
+
"KCRW's BEST of 2010"
with very special KCRW guests
DJ Aaron Byrd
DJ Tom Schnabel
DJ Jeremy Sole

&
more surprises!!
www.kcrw.com
+
LONNIE MARSHALL'S
"RUBBaBOX"
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lil-Big-Ups/109077125798656

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TAKE A SEC TO JOIN THE FUNKE' FAMILY:

JOIN THE AF EMAIL BLAST

Add AFRO FUNKE' on: MYSPACE | TWITTER

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*Exclusive Afro Funke’ T-Shirts @ the club each week.

Plus hand made hats, bags, belts & more provided by:

www.bigalhats.etsy.com

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With a little help from our friends:


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"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill

Monday, December 13, 2010

BODEGA DJ'S AT VIBES & STUFF RADIO

If you didn't get to catch the BODEGA DJ's on Vibes & Stuff radio 2 weeks ago. Here's your chance. Check out the video below. 3 hrs of live mixing Plus the Interview. Woooo!



Pics from BODEGA GRAND FINALE

Here's some pics from the BODEGA Grand Finale. This was a special night and we would like to say thanks for the love. And big ups to our guest DJ's, They all kept the dance floor moving. Jeremy Sole - DJ A1 Beats - Gazoo - Marlon Fuentes Destroyed it. THANK YOU. Also, Keep in mind we will be releasing bodega mixes every 1st & 3rd Sundays. Keep a look out and enjoy. SPECIAL THANKS TO FARAH SOSA FOR THE VISUALS.



















Wednesday, November 10, 2010

-:|:-BODEGA -:|:- THE GRAND FINALE -:|:-




Sunday Nov 21st will be our final installment of BODEGA. We will return next spring. We would like to say thank you to everyone that has shown their support over the last year.

Big Ups to all our Guest Dj's (Roll call coming soon)
and Much respect to our in house Drummers, Bobby & Morgan
Your commitment to BODEGA has been amazing.
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In the mean time, We will continue to put in work across Los Angeles
Making guest Appearances and releasing our Bodega Mixes. So be sure to keep and eye out.

**FOR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT BODEGASUNDAYS@GMAIL.COM**

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COME and dance to the hottest joints in samba, dancehall, afrobeat, salsa, hip hop and more!

**GUEST DJ's TBA**

RESIDENT SELECTORS:
CEEBROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE


**GUEST DJ's TBA**

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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SENOR FISH
422 E. 1ST STREET (1ST/ALAMEDA)
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Saturday, October 30, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN



This is a special HALLOWEEN edition of BODEGA

Guest DeeJays:
DJ CENTER (PUSHTHEFADER/NYC)
MANTRON
MORE TBA....

Resident Selectors:
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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SENOR FISH
422 E. 1ST STREET (1ST/ALAMEDA)
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Thursday, October 14, 2010

°•BODEGA•° -:¦:-LADIES NIGHT-:¦:-




LOS ANGELES, STAND UP!

Sunday Oct 17th marks another Beautiful Sunday at BODEGA.

This week we give you an all Female DJ lineup and some Birthday Celebrations.

"DO THE LADIES RUN THIS MUTHA***?!!" Yes they Do.


GUEST Selectresses:

Moni (Friends we Love/NYC)

Raichous (RRS FEED)

IMI (LA)


*PLUS, A SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST FROM PANAMA WILL BE IN THE BUILDING!!*


As if things couldn't get any more BANANAZ, we're celebrating
DJ MELAAZA + Erika Elizondo + Javier Castillo's birthdays. It's a Libra love fest. Let's go!!!


Resident Selectors:
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA !!!(HAPPY BIRTHDAY)!!!
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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SENOR FISH
422 E. 1ST STREET (1ST/ALAMEDA)
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Thursday, September 16, 2010

°•BODEGA•° -:¦:-1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY-:¦:- °•SEPT. 19TH•°



THIS IS IT. WHAT!

The official BODEGA 1 year anniversary, going down this Sunday Sept. 19th @ SENOR FISH.

It's been a beautiful 1st year for us, And we greatly appreciate all the love and support.

This week we welcome both returning & new guest DJ's to get down @ BODEGA. We look forward to celebrating with YOU.

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RESIDENTS:

* PANAMAMI
* MELAAZA
* CeeBrown

HOSTED BY:

JESSICA GRANDE

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Guest Selectors:

* YOSAKU
* MIXTRESS LISA J
* X-MAN
* DJ CHICUS
* P.U.D.G.E.
* DANNY MASSURE
* MARLON


*** Early Set: J Vision***

MORE TBA.

EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED!!!
GET THERE @ 4.

FOR MORE INFO: BODEGASUNDAYS.BLOGSPOT.COM

Monday, August 30, 2010

°•BODEGA•° -:¦:-SUNDAY-:¦:- °•SEPT. 5TH•°


LOS ANGELES, STAND UP!

Sunday Sept. 5th marks another Beautiful Sunday at BODEGA and no work on Monday!!!!

Also, Don't forget we are at our new home SENOR FISH. Located 1 blk east of the FAR BAR on 1st St.
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GUEST DEEJAYS:

•° PAUL DEVRO (MAD DECENT)
°• DJ GOZAR (CARMONA PROJECT)
•° DJ LP ( FreeLunch Crew/QC)
More TBA....

Resident Selectors:
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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SENOR FISH
422 E. 1ST STREET (1ST/ALAMEDA)
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Today BODEGA moves to SENOR FISH !!!





LOS ANGELES, STAND UP!

BODEGA: BIGGER/LOUDER/BETTER EDITION!!!!

We are happy to announce the move to Far Bar's sister location, SENOR FISH to please our beautiful growing crowd...SO PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING YOU!!!!!
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GUEST DEEJAYS....

Mano Gil (Brazil)

DANNY MASSURE (SD/STRUT RECORDINGS)

TRIXTER (RF/POSITIVE RHYTHM)

OPENING SETS BY: RUDAH AND DOC JONES


In addition we will celebrating the birthdays of Rudah & Denise!!!!!

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!


Resident Selectors:
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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SENOR FISH
422 E. 1ST STREET (1ST/ALAMEDA)
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WE ARE MOVING.



We are sorry to announce that our run at the FAR BAR is officially over. We would like to say thank you to the FAR BAR for allowing us to use their beautiful space to host our party BODEGA. This move is effective immediately.

Until further notice, We will now host our event at the FAR BAR's Sister location SENOR FISH. located just 1 block east of the FAR BAR, (on 1st st) be sure to look for our Facebook invite for more info on our new venue. We hope you will continue to support BODEGA.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BODEGA DJ'S @ L.A. ARTWALK

Yes Yes Ya'll the BODEGA DJ's will be puttin it down at the Official Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk Lounge. This is an all ages event, Hope to see you there.

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✈☎▲♥ ART WALK LOUNGE @ THE LATC ♥▲☻☎✈
THE OFFICIAL LOUNGE OF THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ARTWALK
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6:30 - 12am -- All Ages -- Free Admission -- Wine Bar/Concessions
...Join us for an evening of eclectic world sounds. World Class DJ's. Premier Exhibits. Multi Disciplinary Theater. Live Photography, Giveaways and plenty of Art Walk Maps! Sponsored by KCRW 88.9

LIVE THEATRE - 8pm - 9:15pm in Theater 4
● The Vault - A multidisciplinary performance
“The VAULT is a rebellious, genre-bending theatre and musical performance-art ensemble. Continually inspired by local L.A. and global real-life happenings, this multi-cultural and interdisciplinary ensemble creates an unpredictably fast-paced experience where no issue is taboo, except for our mothers.”
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=208502874360

SOUNDS
●Andrea Ferraz and D'Agua (Brazilian Electronica Dance) - 8:30 - 10pm - outside stage
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Ferraz-with-DAGUA/140185373046?ref=ts&v=wall
Featured on KCRW by Garth Trinidad and Nick Harcourt, The group is made of Andrea Ferraz on vocals, keyboard, triangle, claves, shakers and tamborine; Chris Gubisch on Rhodes, Synths and beat production; J.P on cavaquinho and accoustic guitar; Robinson on guitar; James Hazley on bass; Rodney D’assis and Simon Caroll on percussion; Carol Gedeon and Louise McCarhy on backing vocals.

●Anthony Valadez (KCRW) 6:30 pm - 7:30pm - Outside Stage
http://www.facebook.com/anthonyvaladez

Bodega Sound System (DJ's Cee Brown, Panamami, Melaaza)
DJ/performance collective that throws one of the best parties in L.A. called 'BODEGA' - 1st and 3rd Sundays at Far bar in Little Tokyo (DTLA) Funky Afro Latin Vibes, conscious, inclusive and always on point!

●Batucada Com Discos (Jazzcatlbc / Mexico D.F. )
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bunda-Funk/98602092236?ref=search
DJing the best in Brazilian genres, Afro Latin Funk, multi-regional cumbia, soukuss, Jazz and Near East Dance Rhythms. He was featured in 2009 at the UCLA Jazz and Reggae Festival.

●Mike Styles (Beats of All Nations)
www.beatsofallnations.wordpress.com


VISUAL
• Metropolis: a Live Architectural Projection Suite by MODA Graphik
(www.ROMENTUM.com)
Media artist and DJ, David Rose (MODA Graphik) designs multi-sensory installations using interactive architecture to broadcast visual, auditory and aromatic media suites. His work is a metamorphosis of art, architecture, science and technology; exploring the depths of the mind by illuminating conscious and subconscious thought.

● Roaming photography by Last nights Elixir
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Last-Nights-Elixir-Photography/318789699514?ref=ts

•Las Fotos Project:
A group of 8 Latina students were selected from the "Para Los NiƱos" After- School Program located on Skid Row, here in downtown Los Angeles. Throughout the 5-day intensive course the students were taught the operations of their newly acquired Samsung digital cameras (provided by the Muskoka Foundation). Following each lesson the students ventured out into their neighborhood to exercise their learned skills and techniques. The photographs displayed in the Las Fotos Project gallery exhibit are a look into their community through their eyes.

The Official Downtown Artwalk After Party featuring The Toledo Show
Anthony Valadez, and Marlon Fuentes
@ Exchange LA
618 S. Spring St.
Downtown LA
http://exchangela.com/
[EVFA] http://www.EdgarVarela.com/

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LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER | Where the stages look like Los Angeles

Our mission
To produce diverse theater, dance, and music programming, along with creating summits and artistic discussions for peoples of all cultures. Accordingly, we are committed to commissioning new plays, training young actors, writers, and theater artists, providing arts education, and creating international cultural exchange with artists and audiences from around the globe.
http://www.thelatc.org/
http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Velcro MC LIVE @ BODEGA


The vibe at BODEGA was incredible this past weekend. And we would like to thank everyone that came out and showed love. We had a great lineup of guest DJ's. Bazarro (N.Y) Monalisa (L.A.) and Velcro MC (P.R.). They all put it down. We will put all the sets on our blog for you to check out. For Now, Here's Velcro's set. Enjoy.......

Velcro MC live @ Bodega by bodegasundays

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

•◆• BODEGA •◆• NEW YORK •◆• PUERTO RICO •◆•

BODEGA, LA's fastest growing party, is going down once again this sunday at The Far Bar in Little Tokyo.

As always, Bodega's resident Dj's are working hard to bring you a night filled with warm vibes, a beautifully diverse crowd, and the best selections in Samba, Afro funk, Hip Hop, Salsa & Dancehall.

THIS SUNDAY, we welcome 3 very special guest Dj's
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*** Bazarro *** - Brooklyn N.Y.

* http://www.Breakthruradio.com/ : Latin Hip Hop show every friday & World Hip Hop show every Sunday.

* http://www.beatminerz.com/ : Every Wednesday 5p - 7p. Bazarro World.

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*** Velcro MC *** - Puerto Rico

Bilingual MC, soulful beatmaker

http://www.elsitedevelcro.com/

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*** MonaLisa *** - Los Angeles

Monalisa is best known as a valued member of the Los Angeles hip hop community and a supporter of quality music and events across the country. She is a representative of the world famous Project Blowed family, the only female member of Los Angeles based collective 2000 Crowz, and an original attendee of LA's Good Life Cafe (http://www.goodlifelove.com/). As a music promoter, Monalisa has worked with The Alkaholiks, Wu-Tang Clan, OC, Volume 10, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, and many more. She is a student of some of the most well-respected DJs in Los Angeles and nationwide, including Zulu King Mark Luv, Vicious Lee, A-Ski, Kiilu (KPL), The Beat Junkies (CA, All Day), The Pirate DJs (SF), The Beatminerz (NY), and Jaycee (ATL).


http://monalisala.podomatic.com/

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Opening set by: Rudah

Resident Selectors:
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Hosted By:
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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FAR BAR
347 E. 1ST. STREET
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE

INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Friday, July 2, 2010

BODEGA LIVE!!! - GARTH TRINIDAD 4.18.10


Here's a small portion of a set Garth Trinidad put down live at the BODEGA in Los Angeles. We also had special guest DJ BRAZILIA and ERIK RICO on the mic. This was a fun night,
Hope you enjoy.

BODEGA is Live at the Far Bar every 1st & 3rd Sundays, only
in Los Angeles.

http://soundcloud.com/bodegasundays/garth-trinidad-live-bodega

Monday, June 28, 2010

•◆• BODEGA •◆• GLOBAL INDEPENDENCE •◆• EDITION •◆•


---+++Samba - Salsa - Afro Funk - Hip Hop - Dance+++---

Come celebrate the 4th of July with the good vibes of BODEGA
We will be having a cookout, Everyone is invited so tell a friend.
Our indoor lounge will also be open with a small bar for your convenience.

•◆• Resident Selectors •◆•
CEE BROWN
MELAAZA
PANAMAMI

Special Guest: TBA

•◆• Hosted By •◆•
JESSICA GRANDE

Percussions: Bobby, Morgan and Guests
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FAR BAR
347 E. 1ST. STREET
DTLA
LITTLE TOKYO
90012

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

NO COVER - NO RSVP - NO LINES - NO HASSLE
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INDOOR / HEATED OUTDOOR VENUE

PLEASE arrive early. Limited space is available

Friday, April 2, 2010