Brazileiros Vol. 3: Rarest Rhythms from Brazil and Beyond
Mr. Brown (Arun Brown) / Marcello Bentine (Miami is an Island, Sushi Samba)
Neal Becton aka Neville C ( Som Records ) / Sir Ramases of (Afro Ritmo Records)

Downstairs, 21+

DOORS: 10:00 PM // SHOW: 10:00 PM

FRIDAY JULY 22, 2016

-This is a FREE event. 21+ Early arrival suggested -
Afro Ritmo Records, Miami is an Island, Som Records present...

Vintage Vinyl "Ritmos Raros" "Brazileiros" Vol. 3 !!
"Rarest Rhythms from Brazil and Beyond"
w/ special guest Mr. Brown (Arun Brown) of Miami is an Island, Loose Joints) Miami

and DC's finest rare groove vinyl collectors...
Marcello Bentine (Miami is an Island, Sushi Samba)
Neal Becton aka Neville C ( Som Records )
and resident dj Sir Ramases of (Afro Ritmo Records)

Samba Dancing Lesson by Demeteris Monea Hale (TBD)

Samba, Bossa Nova, Forro, Carimbo, MPB, Umbanda, Maracatu, Choro, Carioca, Tropicalia, Coco, Rojao, Lambada, Pagode, and more.

Vintage Vinyl "Ritmos Raros"
A 50's-80s Afro Indian Latin Carib Arab Brazil Tropical Dancefloor Party -www.facebook.com/ritmosrarosdc

Salsa Cumbia Chicha Mambo Rocksteady Afro-Indi-Beat Kompa Cadence Taarab Afrobeat Baiao Funana Coladeira Soukous Ska Mbalax Ethio-Jazz Chutney Nubian-Funk Carimbo Reggae Benga Merengue and more.

Mr.Brown, Marcello Bentine, Neville C (Neal Becton), and Sir Ramases will be playing dusty LPs and 45s throughout the night. Music from all over the world Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazil, and the Sahel Magreb Arab world.

Mr Brown, aka Arun Brown has played all vinyl opening sets and shows for/with Erykah Badu, Connan Mockasin, Thee Oh Sees, Dam Funk, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, James Murphy, Madlib, Tiga, The Soft Moon, Questlove, Danny Brown, Oscar G, Tim Sweeney, Clark, J Rocc (Beat Junkies), Louie Vega, Lone, Fka Twigs, Toro y Moi, Quantic, Sinkane, Waze & Odyssey, Rich Medina, Camp Lo, Kon, Daedalus, Taylor McFerrin, Classixx, The Juan MacLean, Eli Escobar, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Bottin, Hercules and Love Affair, Washed Out, Palmbomen, Electric Wire Hustle, Jeremy Sole, Yuna, Tom Trago, Nosaj Thing, Daz I Kue (Bugz In The Attic), Dennis Ferrer, Holy Ghost!, Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), Nobunny, Clams Casino, Juan Wauters, Jacuzzi Boys, Bobbito Garcia, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Thee Satisfaction, Jonathan Toubin, Bloodshot Bill, Ballake Sissoko/Vincent Segal, GoZilla!, Guerilla Toss.. and quite a few more.

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/miamiwax
Interview with MIxMag - http://www.mixmag.net/feature/house-of-wax

Marcello Bentine was born in the early 1970s with Brazilian roots and music in his blood. Raised between Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian records his family regularly played at home were the soundtrack to his childhood. He has become an avid vinyl collector of the genre and began spinning those same records at underground parties in Miami and Rio in the late 90s. He has thrown several “Classic Brazilian” inspired parties around the world, with such DJs/producers as Marcelinho Da Lua (Rio de Janeiro), Sunlightsquare (London), Nickodemus/Greg Caz (NYC), DJ Bronco (Paris), and DJ Le Spam/Mr. Brown (Miami)

Interview with Marcello Bentine- http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/2014/09/local-spotlight-marcello-bentine/


Marcello's mixes: https://soundcloud.com/marcellobentine

DJ Neville C aka Neal Becton is the owner of a tropical vinyl record store called Som Records. Located at 1843 14th Street NW. It is home to the best new and used records releases from around the globe.

A Florida native, Neal Becton was raised in Atlanta, GA and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Neal started DJing in 1990 while maintaining careers in hotel management and journalism. He gave his life over completely to vinyl when he opened his own record store in 2003. His personal collection is formidable, to say the least; he currently owns more than 12,000 13,000 14,000 a bazillion records. With those kinds of deep crates, no style of music is beyond his grasp.

Neal got his start at Washington DC’s famous State of the Union club in the early 90’s. He hosted “Around the World in 80 Beats” on XM Satellite Radio for over two years. He has DJed in Madrid, Auckland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York at that great house party you went to in Mount Pleasant back in ’95. Venues played include the 9:30 Club, Nation, Metro Cafe, Black Cat Club, State of the Union, Science Club, The Bayou, Zanzibar, Bossa, Taste of DC and many more.

Som Records

Sir-Ramases Kofi is the founder of the non-profit Afro Ritmo Records Research Collective which archives, collects, releases, and spreads awareness about the world's rarest music on the vinyl format. With six members in total each hailing from their distinct tropical homelands, this group scours the earth looking for lost and forgotten musical treasures. Afro Ritmo's first release: "The Return of Cyril Diaz: Trinidad Dance Band Series Vol.1", showcases the bandleader recording his interpretation of the 1950's Venezuelan sound.

Afro Ritmo Records

Samba instructor Demeteris Hale is an American, originally from Louisiana. She said, though, she’s a Brazilian at heart. She teaches a dance called “samba de gafieira”-- a couple’s variation of samba.

“The first thing I learned with samba, even before I knew what it was, was this feeling of happiness," said Hale. "You have to let yourself enjoy the music, and let it be your first dance partner. My one rule is … feel the music."

Hale described music as the other international language -- a language that makes people smile, and transcends international boundaries.

About Vintage Vinyl Ritmos Raros

Ritmos Raros is a moving but never ending nostalgic tropical vinyl dancefloor party dedicated to the rare and normally unheard rhythms of Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazilian, and the Arab variety. Touching upon the many genres we get together and try our very best to dance to different rhythms of each other culture. We are looking for members who love dancing and learning about obscure music that may have not achieved popularity to due to a myriad of adverse circumstances. Join us if your interested in being exposed to sounds you might not hear otherwise outside of the countries of origin. Expect the unexpected: Hybrid transactions, unlikely collaborations / combinations, moods in a minor key, blood, sweat, and tears all wrapped up in its aural form strictly for your educational and spiritual enrichment.

Vintage Vinyl / Ritmos Raros is the official party of Afro Ritmo Records.

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