Afrolicious, Lior Ben-Hur & Sol Tevél
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Formerly a radio dj at University of Kansas, he relocated to SF where he created and cultivated with his brother Oz McGuire San Francisco’s legendary weekly party at the Elbo Room called Afrolicious. Working with musicians from all over Africa and the diaspora, this project explores his deep admiration and respect for the rhythms, sounds and musicians from Africa. During one of his gigs he passed a demo to Thievery Corporation’s SF transplant Rob Garza, Garza who really vibed the music and thought the project had potential soon decided to produce the project, the 1st EP entitled a “Dub for Mali” will be released this summer on ESL music.
Afrolicious has been featured on Nickodemus recent Turntables on the Hudson compilation, remixed Thievery Corporation’s ‘Vampires’ and are regularly touring and djing around the country. Currently Afrolicious is putting together a dj mix of the ESL Music catalog as well.
Lior Ben-Hur & Sol Tevél
With their positive message, uplifting melodies and a unique refreshing approach to Reggae, this San Francisco-based band represents a new generation of Reggae and World music.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior Ben-Hur has traveled to over a dozen countries where he spent time learning, performing and sharing experiences with musicians and artists around the globe.
Since 2004, Lior has made his home in San Francisco, CA. He formed this band in 2011, which in 2012 released an eclectic World music album under the name Sol Tevél. The album sheds new light with contemporary interpretations of old Jewish texts, ideals and mysticism.
Along with his 8-piece band, Lior Ben-Hur continues to focus on his passion for Reggae music, which has been a key inspiration on his musical creativity and spirituality. In June 2015, the band released their self-titled Reggae EP, and have since shared the stage with legendary Roots Reggae artists such as; Stephen Marley, Israel Vibration, Black Uhuru, Tarrus Riley, Groundation, Richie Spice and Don Carlos.
In February 2017, Lior Ben-Hur and his San Francisco-based band, Sol Tevél, released a full-length album titled, So I Wander. The album is produced by Marcus Urani (of Groundation) and features leading artists such as; Kumar Bent (of Raging Fyah), Jah Levi, Yossi Fine, Iraqi-Israeli world music expert Yair Dalal, and the Palestinian rapper, Saz.
So I Wander, reveals Lior Ben-Hur deep passion for Reggae, and demonstrates the band’s ability to perform high-energy roots music.