Sila & the Afrofunk Experience

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)
Victor Sila
   Victor Sila   

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)

Title Year Label Remarks
Black President 2009 Visila Records CD album and MP3 download album
Funkiest Man in Africa 2006 Visila Records Limited edition CD and MP3 download album
Live 2004 Visila Records
Waiting 2003 Visila Records Previously released in 2001

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