Your Daily Lick: Sila and the Afrofunk Experience

Black President (Visila Records)

The front cover depicts Obama holding up the continent of Africa, in case we didn’t get “black president.” The music, however, is quite diplomatic: an international blend that’s more Afrobeat than funk, with horn flourishes rather than poppin’ basslines at the fore – although Victor Sila’s occasional James Brown yelp (as in I’m freaking oooouuuut) would have it otherwise.

At Mezzanine (444 Jessie St., San Francisco) on May 30. 9 p.m., $15

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