Afrolicious

It's a party and a show!

The official website of Afrolicious, a California-based collective of musicians and entertainers who perform live with a full band and as a Sound System with live percussionists and MCs. Site includes tour dates, photos, news, and more.

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Few bands have held residencies longer than a year. Afrolicious, in one of the most entertainment-saturated cities in the world, captivated audiences every Thursday for five consecutive years. Though having outgrown its weekly residency at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, Afrolicious continues to bring its legendary energy everywhere the band has had the pleasure of traveling since.

Biography:

Afrolicious is coming off a spectacular 2018 that saw several game-changing releases including their single, “Love Shall Remain” and the EP “World of Possibilities”, as well countless electrifying shows at major venues and festivals around the United States. Fans around the country and around the world are discovering the party that took over San Francisco and the Bay Area for more than five years.

The Afrolicious live experience is, in a nutshell, a joyous and raucous celebration of life. The Afrolicious sound combines inspiring lyrics, funky bass lines, and a powerful horn section while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. Audiences looking to dance, be inspired, or celebrate life have found Afrolicious as their perfect conduit.

Since the release of their first two EPs which were produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the reputation of the band and founding DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz have grown and they have performed everywhere from Red Rocks, Burning Man, The Fillmore West, and Greek Theatre in Berkeley, to High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest and Wakarusa festivals. 

Afrolicious is also affiliated with a worldwide group of DJs, producers, bands, and labels who produce contemporary soulful dance music inspired by sounds of the African diaspora, including Antibalas, Chico Mann, Nickodemus, DJ Smash, Wonderwheel Recordings, Subsuelo, and Cumba Mela. 

"Just try not to dance, we dare you!" - Okayafrica

"An invitation to get loose and get down in an Afrolicious space where Highlife meets 70s NYC Nightlife." KCRW

Festival Appearances:

  • Guitarfish Music Festival

  • Lucidity Music Festival

  • Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

  • Mountain Sol Music Festival

  • Santa Cruz Music Festival

  • Oregon Country Fair

  • For The Funk of It

  • Lightning in a Bottle

  • High Sierra Music Festival

  • Electric Forest

  • Hangtown Music Festival

  • Wakarusa Festival

  • Bottlerock Music Festival

  • Enchanted Forest

  • Joshua Tree Music Festival

Afrolicious @ High Sierra 2017 Late Night with Galactic

Afrolicious @ High Sierra 2017 Late Night with Galactic

Notable Support Dates:

  • Thievery Corporation

  • Beats Antique

  • Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones

  • A-WA

  • Pimps of Joytime

  • Galactic

Releases:

  • World of Possibilities (2018)

  • Destiny (2018)

  • California Dreaming (2013)

© 2018 Afrolicious. All Rights Reserved.  |  Website: KDC