Friday, May 22, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Sila and the Afrofunk Experience

Black President (Visila Records)

By Nate Seltenrich
Fri, May 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM

The front cover depicts Obama holding up the continent of Africa, in case we didn't get "black president." The music, however, is quite diplomatic: an international blend that's more Afrobeat than funk, with horn flourishes rather than poppin' basslines at the fore - although Victor Sila's occasional James Brown yelp (as in I'm freaking oooouuuut) would have it otherwise.

At Mezzanine (444 Jessie St., San Francisco) on May 30. 9 p.m., $15

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