Afro Funké

Zanzibar , Santa Monica Thursday September 12 2013 21:00
Afro Funké

This East African-inspired lounge is the perfect backdrop for the deeply rhythmic world music buffet on offer every Thursday. The rotating roster is like an ingathering of the African diaspora, with DJs and live music acts playing everything from Afrobeat and samba to cumbia and makossa. Translation: It's impossible not to move—the thunderous percussion invites hip-quaking abandon. Though there are certainly African expats in the mix, the patrons tend to be as diverse as the music. It all adds up to a night where "one love" seems possible (and not just a euphemism for a post-club hookup).

Venue name: Zanzibar
Address: 1301 5th St
Los Angeles

Opening hours: 9pm-2am daily
Price: $7 before 10:30pm; $10 after