The Funk, Soul & Rare Groove Review Xmas Special with The London Afrobeat Collective [Live]

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    London Afrobeat Collective [Live], Keith Lawrence, DJ Ali-B
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  • Fri Dec 11 - JAZZHEADCHRONIC Presents THE FUNK, SOUL & RARE GROOVE REVIEW XMAS SPECIAL featuring one of the funkiest afrocentric bands out there, the simply outstanding LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE Live + Special guest Host - Legendary good time party DJ KEITH LAWRENCE and leading funk/soul turntabalist ALI-B at The CLF / Bussey. THE LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE: If, as the great Fela Kuti once said, ‘music is the weapon’, then you’ll need to wear armour to withstand the full sonic force of London Afrobeat Collective (LAC) – this politicised party machine are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move. Their debut album ‘LAC’ (recorded in 2010) produced by Sonny Simpson (Tony Allen, Polar Bear, Portico Quartet), cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s most promising new acts and gathered them much love from high places. Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis personally invited the band to perform at the festival while BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles has since championed their cause. But it’s in the live arena where they’ve attracted the most attention - they’ve blown away festival audiences at Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury and Shambala while connecting with indie stars Bombay Bicycle Club to lend their percussive beats and horns to the rising band’s performances at Latitude, Reading and Glastonbury’s Other Stage. LAC’s take on Fela’s original blueprint remains traditional but includes modern injections of raw funk, latin and even dubstep in latest single Occupy, all glued together by bold brass and dancefloor sweat. With a catalogue of new material ready for release and the festival season on the horizon, the rise of LAC looks unstoppable – you won’t be able to resist them… Beliiiiieve! On the 1s and 2s prepare to be shaken and very, very stirred as guest host and master of the tru-skool beat KEITH LAWRENCE [Mi-soul / Tru-skool Beats] & FSRGR resident + award winning funk/soul turntabalist DJ ALI-B take you on a good time Xmas safari in search of the perfect groove, beat and positive vibration. Strictly on the good foot! As always expect the absolute finest in funk & the rarest in groove as host + guest Djs and bands get deep, up close and personal with their own collections and arrangements of original deep dancefloor monsters. Then to now. Event runs 10pm - 5am on the 2nd Sat Bi-Monthly Admission £5/7/10 Adv from RA or £12 OTD for both floors. Entry to TFSRGR [this month on level 2] also giving you entry to Level 1, Memory Box with A Guy Called Gerald Live + more Next Event: Fri Feb 05 [normally 2nd Fri of each month] - The Funk, Soul, Rare Groove Review With Very Special Guest Band. Tix on sale soon. Merry Xmas good people, Time to keep getting it on X
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