MIAMI 07 JNF MEETS AFRICA HI FI IS A SMASH HIT ON THE BEACH
I don’t even know where to start…the beginning would be sensible, but I’m still lost in the end of it all, and I can’t get up!
Jump N Funk met Africa Hi Fi on the afternoon of March 23rd at The Marlin Hotel, and man…what a meeting it was. There was so much soul, love and spirit in the room that Ron Trent, Rob Rizk, Mark Hines and myself were kinda nudging each other in the ribs all day like “ Can you believe this shit?!?!?!?! This is fuckin’ incredible!!!!!!” the Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and NYC party people in particular, led our new friends into a world they could not have possibly prepared for…y’all brought that hood/soul/freedom thing to it that we needed! We love y’all, and thank you for showing our new friends how we’ve been rocking together for years! Without you all there is no us! Know that! Stay tuned for youtubes and photos of this year’s event, as well as Dot Tunes streams of the entire live set coming soon!
Rob Rizk did his thingaling, as he usually does down in Miami with us, and we thank you Rob, for your consistently solid contribution to this event, for reals. Ron Trent and Sonia Hassan, your presence at the event was even more meaningful to us this year, considering we really couldn’t do it like we wanted to last year…but we more than made up for that, with Ron Trent spinning an incredible set of tunes to bring that Africa Hi Fi sound to the table for the peoples! Beautiful stuff man, and here’s to the next time we can rock together. Peggy, thank you for being a great traffic cop…lol… and keeping the party going when the powers that be threatened to pull the plug on us! Concep, your paintings were beautiful, and I would likke ot talk to you about having you sign them and allowing me to purchase them from you brother. You were killin’ ‘em on the floor AND with the brushes!!!
Mike McNamarra and Sammy Stormo, you guys always hold us down and make things right at game time. Thank you again for allowing us to do our thing with you, and here’s to more incredible events soon!!!
To all our JNF and Africa Hi Fi family respectively, both old and new, we thank you deeply for allowing us to experience you guys at your best, once again, down in Miami this year. We can only imagine how it’s gonna be when we all get to see each other, and dance and sing some more the next time! On behalf of the entire JNF staff, myself, Debbie Sealy, Peggy Jean Louis, Robyn Fernandez, Tracy Washinsky, and Africa Hi Fi represented by Ron Trent and Sonia Hassan…
THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING MARCH 23RD 2007 ONE OF OUR BEST COLLECTIVE DANCING DAYS EVER.
HERE’S TO THE DANCE COMMUNITY!
HERE’S TO THE FUTURE OF JUMP N FUNK!
HERE’S TO THE FUTURE OF AFRICA HI FI!
MAY WE ALL SOON DANCE TOGETHER AGAIN…
RICH & THE JNF STAFF
JNF RETURNS TO NYC
THURSDAY APRIL 19TH
CORNER OF HOUSTON & VARICK
WITH SPECIAL LIVE BAND SET FROM
THE CHICAGO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE
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