TH 5.9 | AFRO FUNKE' "Family Night" w/ DJS JEREMY SOE & GLENN RED & more! http://lnk.ms/f1Ckj
BIG thanks to Danny Massure for coming through Afro Funke' last Thursday at Zanzibar with a super solid set that kept the dance floor HUMMIN all night long! There were beautiful capoeirestas and amazing friends and family in the house!
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4.25 | AFRO FUNKE'| FELA! Cast Party, DJ SEANO, A.S.I & more
On Thursday, April 25th, the AFRO FUNKE' family welcomes the cast of FELA! to the City of Angels as the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical returns to the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA for a limited run. (April 26 - May 5, 2013) Join us for a high energy event with special guest DJ SEANO and resident DJs JEREMY SOLE and GLEN REDD spinning the best in Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Soul music from around the world. This very special edition of AFRO FUNKE' will also feature Afro Fusion dance by NADRA and serve as a fundraiser for local dance organization, AFRICAN SOUL INTERNATIONAL (ASI), who will also perform. FELA! His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world. FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti's captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner, Bill T. Jones. Starring Adesola Osakalumi as Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Sandra. www.felaonbroadway.com AFRO FUNKE' The weekly club, Afro Funke', which will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in May 2013, was the brainchild of Afro Roots star, Rocky Dawuni, who realized LA's need for a night dedicated to African music, culture and art and it's far reaching legacy around the world. Dawuni, together with talent booker and photographer Cary Sullivan created Afro Funke', bringing on board resident DJ and partner DJ Jeremy Sole. Each week Afro Funke' presents international guest DJs, live band performances, guest musicians, dancers, cutting edge films, record release parties, fundraisers, fashion shows, art installations, crafts and more. www.afrofunke.com AFRICAN SOUL INTERNATIONAL African Soul International was established in 1988 by Sista Adama Jewel and a collective of artists who wanted to help uplift the youth in their community. Through their multiple dance programs, presentations, workshops, residencies and performances, ASI has transformed over 100,000 young lives. www.africansoulinternational.org --------------:~0~:---------------- AFRO FUNKÉ: Weekly Soul Invocation. --------------:~0~:---------------- Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia, Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House, Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted Soul music from around the world. --------------:~0~:---------------- resident deejay / co:founder: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/theLIFT/Musaics). http://www.kcrw.com/jeremysole http://www.facebook.com/jeremysolefamily http://www.twitter.com/jeremysole http://www.soundcloud.com/jeremysole resident deejay: GLENN RED (Afro Funke' / Eclectica) http://www.glennred.com/ http://www.facebook.com/glenn.red host / co:founder: ROCKY DAWUNI Rocky Dawuni's current album "Hymns for the Rebel Soul" is availableon ITunes worldwide!! http://itunes.apple.com/album/hymns-for-the-rebel-soul/id350260482 http://www.rockydawuni.com/ http://www.myspace.com/rockydawunimusic http://www.twitter.com/rockydawuni http://www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/rocky co:founder, booker, photographer, producer: CARY SULLIVAN http://www.myspace.com/carysullivan http://www.facebook.com/afrofunke *Plus special guest deejays & players of instruments!* *Drink specials every Thursday!* -----------------:~0~:------------------- Afro Funké - Thursdays at Zanzibar. 1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE Must have ID) 9p-2a / $10 http://www.afrofunke.com/ http://www.myspace.com/afrofunke http://www.twitter.com/afrofunke http://www.zanzibarlive.com/ ------------------:~0~:------------------- Afro Funké info: Cary Sullivan | firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------:~0~:------------------- **Check out the exclusive Afro Funke' T-Shirts @ the club every week. Plus hand made hats, jewelry, belts & moreprovided by Big Al Hats, Native Sol,Fela Family Collection & other amazing crafts people!!** http://www.nativesol.org/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/bigalhats ------------------:~0~:-------------------
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About me:Cary Sullivan is a multi-talented producer, photographer and talent booker who has run the gamut of the culture, music & art landscape from coordinating festivals in Africa to producing progressive radio in Los Angeles. Cary, along with partners Rocky Dawuni and Jeremy Sole currently promote a weekly nightclub / happening at Zanzibar called Afro Funke' which has been going strong for over 9 years. Cary Sullivan's photographs have been used in the cutting edge series of flyers that have promoted Afro Funke' since its inception. www.facebook.com/afrofunke.. These photographs were shot by Cary over many years traveling throughout West Africa with a focus on Ghana.
Cary has been a featured photographer in a variety of Los Angeles group photography shows including Create:Fixate's All Photography Show, Alive in Los Angeles and their 6th Anniversary RE:UNION exhibition www.createfixate.com. She was also part of the specatactular Black is Beautiful show at MJ Higgins Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.
Cary has been a member of Cathexis which is a diverse group of photographers based in Los Angeles who come together for group photo shows, events, critiques, fundraisers, etc. Cathexis has had very successful group shows at Julia Dean Gallery and Trim in Venice, CA.www.cathexisart.com
Cary has had a number of solos shows including her most recent "Soul Adventurer" show at Dan Eldon Gallery at Creative Visions Foundation in Malibu, CA that had an amazing run from November 17, 2012 to January 12, 2013. She also has exhibited at Art Share in downtown LA as well as Submerged Gallery in Hollywood. Her solo show at Electric Lodge in Venice included images from her work with her NGO Africa Live! and its collaborative projects with UNICEF and the Carter Center which focus on the crucial water and sanitation issues plaguing Northern Ghana. Cary participated in two salon events with German fashion designer Sanni Diesner & friends at The Circle in Marina del Rey which brought together an incredible group of artists and friends. www.sanni.com Cary was recently in a group show at G2 Gallery on Abbott Kinney which is a beautiful gallery that focuses on environmental issues. She donated a piece for their auction for a series they were having on water issues around the world.
Cary currently co-produces periodic events for KCRW including their "Sounds Around Town" event series.
Cary co-owns and operates AQUARIAN Records, which is a record label and production company dedicated to bringing the eclectic culture of Ghana to the world through music, videos, live concerts, photography, documentaries, and television. Africa Live!,an off shoot of AQUARIAN Records, which is a nonprofit organization that strives to restore, preserve and reinvigorate the live music scene in Ghana by providing artists and venues access to high quality musical and sound equipment, as well as professional production assistance. Africa Live! seeks to explore and develop traditional West African music into a resource for community development, advancement and export as well as to engender music production and consumption as a means of socio-economic growth in Ghana. Africa Live! also seeks to promote music education and appreciation in Ghanaian schools.
Africa Live! produces the annual "Rocky Dawuni's Independence Splash" to celebrate the independence of Ghana and of Africa as a whole from colonial rule. The 2013 event is planned for March 6, 2013. The festival has been going strong for 12 years! On March 6, 2008 in Tamale, Ghana RDIS was the first ever live concert in the new Tamale Sports Stadium! Thousands of fans were dazzled by Dawuni and his 10-piece band, ensuring the roots reggae musician a triumphant return to his ancestral home land of Northern Ghana. The 8th annual event also featured Northern Ghanaian stars Sheriff Gale, Abu Saadiq, Mama Rams and Sirina Issah who all put on outstanding performances. The 2007 event had over 40,000 fans in attendance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ghanaian Independence. www.bbc.co.uk/africabeyond/africaonyourstreet/features/18304.shtml The 9th Annual event dubbed Concert of Independence took place for the first time out of Ghana in Los Angeles on March 5, 2009 at Afro Funke' to amazing response! For more information please go to www.rockydawuni.com
Cary was the Curator of Cafe Z a free music series which ran every Saturday at the Skirball Cultural Center from May through October featuring fantastic live music from all over the world.
Cary was formerly the talent buyer for three of LA's favorite live music and DJ venues: Temple Bar, Zanzibar, and Little Temple. She also produced the award winning National Public Radio (NPR) program, "Chocolate City," on KCRW 89.9 FM in Los Angeles with Garth Trinidad for five years through its seminal 5 nights a week run that changed the face of underground urban music in LA.
When speaking of her photography, Cary believes she is a student of life who loves to share her experiences with others. She is also grateful for the humility that comes from spending a long time in such a truly amazing place like Africa.
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Who I'd like to meet:God
- Status: Married
- Hometown: United States Of Amnesia
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Children: Proud parent
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Photographer / Producer / Talent Consultant