Lonnie Jordan declares War on Agoura

Band revives ‘70s Afro-Latin funk sound


WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS—Lonnie Jordan, original member of War and lead vocalist and keyboardist, takes center stage in front of a sold-out Canyon club crowd Jan. 13.
Practically the ’70s incarnate, War—with its casually multicultural membership, elastic funk beats and staccato horn blasts— came to musically represent the best aspects of the decade.
Quintessentially California, the Afro-Latino collective may be best known for cheerful hits “Why Can’t We B...

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