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HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol; celebration of beer, food, music and people. Voted Sonoma County's Best Music Venue!

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world / funk / reggae 


The Afrofunk Experience is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, created in a collective and organic manner. With Sila Mutungi they comprised the award-winning group Sila and the Afrofunk Experience until 2010, providing songs and grooves that earned them the title "The Bay Area's Dance Kings", as well as the NAACP Image Award's Outstanding World Music Album for "Black President" and the SF Weekly Music Award's Best International Act. 

Guitarist/Singer David James (Spearhead, The Coup, Beth Custer) brings his sinewy style to counter the funk-metal stylings of lead guitarist Ken House (H.P. Riot). The precise funk-rock drumming of Paul Oliphant (Afrolicious, Will Magid Trio) with Wendell Rand's (Afrolicious, Tracorum, Youssoupha Sidibe) muscular dance grooves keep the band tight, while saxophonist David Boyce (Broun Fellinis, The Supplicants) and trombonist Alan Williams (Manicato, Katdelic) wail, their horns producing a sound that encompasses outward-bound jazz, classic reggae, afrobeat and R&B. Percussionist B. Lee thickens and adds flavor to the mix, and on top of all this, recent addition Sandy House adds her sultry voice and powerful stage presence.

Note: There once was a man named Mike Pitre ... he was the coolest cat, with the craziest degree of swing, in his trumpet playing, in his singing and in his living.  Mike passed away just weeks after he recorded his parts for the AFE album.   He would cuss the band out if they were to quit.  So they roll on.  And they miss him.


A six-pack band from California’s North Bay. Reggae rhythms with soaring harmonies and positive vibrations.

+ DJ Loisaida

DJ Loisaida is originally from the Lower East Side of Manhattan now living in NorCal's Sonoma County. born and raised in the Lower East Side of NYC. Spanglish nickname, LOISAIDA, refers to the world famous neighborhood of the Lower East Side known for Culture, Arts & Music. DJ Loisaida has warmed the room for: Afrofunk Experience, Afrolicious, Harrison Stafford and the Professor Crew, President Brown, Jr. Toots, Zulu Spear, Onye & The Messengers, and many more "

DOORS: 8pm | SHOW: 9pm 

$13 flat(+ online fee's OR $2 fee at door)

AGES: 21+


Tickets: After completing your purchase on See Tickets, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s).  You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event. You may download the See Tickets app and show your ticket on your mobile device for entry in lieu of printing.  

All General Admission Tickets are Standing Room with limited seating. (Unless otherwise noted)

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HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol

230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA, 95472

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