Jump'N Funk MLK Special:  DJ Rich Medina & Mark Hines

Jump'N Funk MLK Special: DJ Rich Medina & Mark Hines

JUMP N FUNK
America's Original Afrobeat Party


For over a decade, JUMP N FUNK has been a staple on dancefloors from New York to Berlin, establishing itself as the first and most consistent DJ-based party dedicated to Fela Kuti and his message of peace and equality through music. It has had many homes from its early days at the SHRINE in NYC to THE BARBICAN MUSEUM in LONDON ENGLAND, but without fail, JUMP N FUNK has always packed clubs in with dance rs and Afrobeat junkies of all stripes. Rich Medina controls the room with epic 4-hour DJ sets and capitvating visuals behind him, only resting to allow live Afrobeat ensembles like Antibalas or Chico Mann take the stage with a flurry of blaring horns and hard-driving percussion that raise the volume and send the dancefloor into a frenzy.

From its inception, JUMP N FUNK was designed to raise awareness of Fela Kuti and his legacy, but has since become a nightlife institution, honoring not only his incredible contribution to music, but also the causes he championed: Pan-Africanism, Black empowerment and speaking up on behalf of the fundamentally downtrodden. Armed with an unparalled love of Fela and an unrivaled collection of Afrobeat records, Rich Medina has brought JUMP N' FUNK to cities around the world with one purpose: to spread the love of Fela and Afro-Life!


Rich Medina re-creates the vibe of a Fela Kuti concert, with partner Mark Hines (The Marksmen) utilizing culturally relevant African photography and Nigerian dance videos for visuals and live percussion by Juan Carlos Izaguire and the legendary Leonard "Doc" Gibbs to accompany his turntable mixes, not to mention live performances by some of the world's most respected Afrobeat leaders, including both of Fela's sons, Femi and Seun Kuti. Other artists that have collaborated with Rich Medina for past JUMP N' FUNK parties have been Zap Mama, Sandra Isadore, Akoya, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Wunmi, Ron Trent and many others.

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Jump'N Funk MLK Special: DJ Rich Medina & Mark Hines

Saturday, January 19 · Doors 11:00 PM at DROM

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