Glifos VooDoo Funk Project is Los Angeles meets Inland Empire independent music project based in Pomona, CA. With a clear sight of today’s political and social problems, afrobeat was perfect genre to pursue. GLIFOS is influenced by heavy funk, afro-funk, Afrobeat, LatinSoul, a blend of funkdafied Jazz from the 1970’s. GLIFOS’s 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. With a high energy feels of polyrhythmic and chants link to the street it’s guaranteed to make you groove. After afrobeat started to surface in Los Angeles, GLIFOS went with the sound of 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. Some have said GLIFOS is the modern writing on the city walls. We decided Glifos would be a good name in this band since it consist of different cultures and races. We understand before the first nations and now more importantly than ever we where and are all family and children of Pachamama.

What is Afro-Funk?

Also known as:  Voodoo Funk
Afro-funk consists of a funk style strongly mixed with traditional and more modern genres in Sub-Saharan West Africa. It features lots of traditional African percussion, heavy syncopation, and the classic funk groove.


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