BIOGRAPHY

GliFoS

is Los Angeles meets Inland Empire music project based in Pomona, CA. GLIFOS is influenced by heavy afro-funk, Afrobeat, LatinSoul, and a blend of funkdafied Black Jazz, from the 1970’s. GLIFOS’ high energy and political flavors will take you back to an era, where not by choice but for the sake of prosecution, needed to remain underground. After afrobeat started to surface in Los Angeles, GLIFOS went with Vodou (voodoo) funk as a genre. Since Vodou is a ritualistic faith system, which involves ceremonies that consist of singing, drumming community and dancing, GLIFOS felt the project connected the same musically, spiritually, and brotherly. The result brought the audience a unique style of funk fairly new in the L.A music scene.

 what does GliFoS mean?

Noun. glifo m (plural glifi) (architecture) An ornament consisting of a hollow. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea; glyph.

What is afrofunk?

music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

What is afrobeat?

The term was coined by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for pioneering and popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria. It was partially borne out of an attempt to distinguish Fela Kuti’s music from the soul music of American artists such as James Brown

 MUSICIANS IN THIS PROJECT :

  • Manuel Gomez                           DRUM
  • Roberto Shavez                      Keys / Synth
  • Navia (Venom) Alejandro       Guitar
  • Tanvir Singh Bajwa                  Guitar
  • Cheyenne Dunbar                    VOCALS
  • Maxwell Myrick                         Bass
  • Rick Rodriguez           RIP       CONGAS
  • Anthony Sanchez                    CONGAS
  • Denise Dominguez                 TRUMPET
  • Brandon Lobo                        BARITONE
  • Stephen Layton                      TROMBONE
  • Anthony Ramirez                     TENOR