DOORS: 10:00 PM // SHOW: 10:00 PM
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
21+ / $5 entry
Cumbia Boogaloo Chicha Mapele Porro Salsa Paseito Kompa Cadence Afrobeat Soukous Calypso Guaracha Ska Ethio-Jazz Chutney Carimbo Reggae Soca Dabke Merengue Funana Coladeira Samba Semba Benga Rocksteady Kikuyu
León City Sounds (Charles Lawrence and Claudia A. Zevallos), Neal Becton (Som Records), Marcello Bentine (Miami Is An Island), and Sir Ramases (Afro Ritmo Records) will be playing dusty LPs and 45 vinyls record throughout the night. Music from all over the world especially Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazil, and the Sahel Magreb Arab world.
León City Sounds are two Selectors from Washington DC and Lima, Peru with a lots of love for Roots Reggae, Dub, Ska, Cumbia, Chicha and Fusion
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.
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://
Marcello's mixes: https://soundcloud.com/
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 second release: "Improvisation of Johnny Gomez: Trinidad Dance Band Series Vol.2", showcases the tenor saxophonist’s colorful mastery of the calypso genre
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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