While we were visiting San Francisco yesterday, we heard a band playing out in front of Pier 39. They sounded pretty good, so I picked up their CD on the spot: “[Funkiest Man in Africa]” by [AfroFunk]. (The band is actually named “Sila and the AfroFunk Experience”, but that’s a mouthful. Besides, the back of the dude’s jacket is labeled “AfroFunk”.) With 10 guys, it’s a big band, and they were puttin’ on the full effect yesterday–a lot of texture to their music, and a helluva lot of soul. I’m looking forward to more from this group.
> Dance like no one’s watching,
Sing like no one’s listening!
— “Got No Money, Get No Respect”
Added bonus: when I searched the ‘net for these guys this morning, I found that the front man, [Sila, has a blog](http://victorsila.com/afrofunk/index.php). (WordPress-powered, even!) He’s not writing much lately, which is a shame because it looks like he’s got a lot of important stuff to say.
[Funkiest Man in Africa]: http://cdbaby.com/cd/sila2