Event Detail

Voodoo Funk & Giant Step present: Felabration! w/ DJ Frank Gossner and Ikebe Sha

Wednesday, October 14
Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
event description

About Ikebe Shakedown:

This eight-piece instrumental juggernaut incorporates the sounds of '60s and '70s African Funk and American Soul for a totally fresh groove. Featuring dynamic horns backed by a hard-hitting rhythm section, Ikebe (ee-KAY-bay) Shakedown will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!

About Frank Gossner / Voodoo Funk:

In 1996, Frank Gossner founded the infamous NYC sleazefest Vampyros Lesbos at Bar XVI in the East Village that lasted for 4 years. A few years later, he moved to Berlin and founded the Soul Explosion, a night fueled by hard-hitting Funk 45s that soon became the most serious Deep Funk party on the European mainland. In 2005, Frank embarked on a 3 year long, intense record digging road trip all over West Africa. On extensive travels through Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Benin, he found thousands of rare and astonishing records from the 1970s, uncovering uncountable Afrobeat and African Funk records but also loads of smoking Afro Latin, Deep Highlife and blistering Nigerian Disco. In 2008, Frank returned to NYC to share these incredible finds.

"Take Me Away Fast" Trailer from Leigh Iacobucci on Vimeo.

About Felabrations:

In support of the Knitting Factory Records re-launch of Fela Kuti's music catalogue, Giant Step has organized official Felabration events in more than 15 cities across North America throughout the month of October; this outstanding schedule of Felabrations will bring together some of the best DJs, musicians, and promoters around to celebrate the life, music, and birthday of Fela Kuti. These events will unite the diverse communities and Tastemakers across the country that are instrumental in keeping Fela's music alive. Check out the full lineup of events here.

ticket information
Doors Open At: 7:00 PM
Show Starts At: 7:00 PM
Door Price: $10.00
Doors & Show at 8 PM Door price: $10
venue information
Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn NY, 11211
PH: 347-529-6696
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