Victor Sila is a young Kenyan musician based in San Francisco. With his band
the Afrofunk Experience, he offers a funky fusion of African rhythms, American funk, Soukous, Afrobeat and Reggae.
His inspiration comes from his African roots, as already a child of five years old he was exposed to both traditional Kamba
music and Western music such as Prince, Otis Redding or the Beatles.
In the United States since the early 1990s, he wanted to blend the various styles of African music and American funk,
pop and soul into a music of his own, which he calls Afrofunk. After a solo album, more directed towards r&b, he started with
a new band, the Afrofunk Experience, in 2004. Soon, he released a live album with the Afrofunk Experience, showing
the energy of their live performances. Sila sings in Kiswahili and English, about the joys and struggles of life,
about peace and justice. In addition, he raises funds for UNICEF and works with various organisations towards
improving living conditions of children.
Sila & the Afrofunk Experience:
Victor Sila vocals
Wendell Rand bass
Tai Arieh Kenning drums
Mike Pitre trumpet
Elvis Nensah djembe, congas
Ken House guitar
David James guitar
Samba Guissé talking drum (tama)
Born: 1970, in Nairobi, Kenya, as Victor Sila
Formed: The Afrofunk Experience has been created in 2004
Style: afro-funk (fusion of afrobeat, highlife, soukous, funk, latin and reggae)