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RITMOS RAROS
All-Vinyl Dance Party
w/ Afro Ritmo Records

Downstairs, 21+


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

FRIDAY AUGUST 19, 2016

-This is a FREE event. 21+ Early arrival suggested -
Afro Ritmo Records presents...

Vintage Vinyl "Ritmos Raros" Noite CaboVerdiana "Luso Africa Special Vol. 2" with dj Sir Ramases (Afro Ritmo Records) and Marcello Bentine( Miami Is An Island)

Noite CaboVerdiana is a night focused on the music of the archipelago known as Cape Verde.-- Playing will be a selection of funana, coladiera, cadence, and cumbia from Bulimundo, Voz do Cabo Verde, Paulino Viera, Cesaria Evora, Pedrinho do Xale, Jose Casimiro, Bana, Luis Morais, Code di Dona, Americo Brito, Sun of Cap Vert, Tulipa Negra, and more.

Hear the music that influenced Cabo Verde: Martinique, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil as well as the other Portuguese Speaking African Countries or PALOP (Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa) Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé, Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea.

Funana, Coladeira, Baiao, Samba, Semba, Rebita, Gumbe, Kussunde, Angolan Merengue, Carimbo, Bossa Nova, MPB, Umbanda, Maracatu, 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.

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 thirteen 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 second release: "Improvisation of Johnny Gomez: Trinidad Dance Band Series Vol.2", showcases the tenor saxophonist’s colorful mastery of the calypso genre.

Afro Ritmo Records
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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/

http://backofhouse.morganshotelgroup.com/culture/the-excavators-spotlighting-two-mondrian-djs-le-spam-and-marcello-bentine-who-continue-to-dig-for-the-love-of-vinyl

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

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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