Tonight! Will be the final stop of the Jump N Funk Anniversary tour and its going down at The Arts Garage at 1533 Ridge Avenue. Rich Medina has issued the edict that anyone there: “be ready dance your ass off w/ me as we celebrate 8 beautiful years of my FAVORITE PARTY!” The party begins at 10 pm and tickets are $7. Visit Rich Medina.com for more information.
DJ Rich Medina’s renowned Afro-dance party, JUMP N’ FUNK, the world’s premier celebration of the life and music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, proudly celebrates its 8th Anniversary with the 3-city “Afrobeat Beatdown Tour”, hitting New York (Aug 20th), DC (Aug 22nd) and Philadelphia (Aug 27th). For nearly 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 dancers 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!