Aug. 15: Sila and the Afrofunk Experience at the Hopmonk Tavern

Dubbed the “James Brown of Africa” by The Oakland Post, Victor Sila, of Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, certainly knows how to get down, feel good and sound good doing it. A few parts Fela Kuti, a few parts George Clinton, a whole heap of soul à la the venerable Mr. Brown, and you’ve got Sila, a Kenyan ex-pat living in San Francisco. Sila’s second release with the Afrofunk Experience, Black President, celebrates the inauguration of his fellow Kenyan-American with irresistibly danceable grooves, up-tempo, polyrhythmic jams and the well-placed socially conscious lyric or two. It’s enough to make you want to get on up. Sila and the Afrofunk Experience will be packing the dance floors on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Ave., Sebastopol. 9:30pm. $10–$13. 7070.829.7300.Dan Hirsch