RITMOS RAROS DEL MUNDO
Noche de Cumbia Vol.2: Peru vs Colombia
Songbyrd + Afro Ritmo presents
DOORS: 10:00 PM // SHOW: 10:00 PM
21+ / $5 entry
"Noche de Cumbia Vol.2" - Cumbias Y Mas from Colombia, Peru, Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador and beyond
w/ special guest Rick Omote aka DJ Shaki (Peru/CT) _ Master of Psychedelic Salsa y Cumbia Peruana]
"Noche de Cumbiamba" is a night dedicated to the offbeat musical sensation known in caribbean coast of south america as "CUMBIA." Join us as the Latin and African fusion sound of the palenque takes hold of your indigenous soul.
Cumbia Mapele Porro Salsa Paseito Kompa Cadence Afrobeat Soukous Ska Chicha Ethio-Jazz Chutney Carimbo Reggae Merengue Funana Coladeira Samba Semba and much much more.
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Shaki is Rick Omonte from New Haven, Connecticut. Perhaps most known for his highly acclaimed weekly concert series, Shaki Presents Sundazed at BAR, Shaki is also co-founder of the art-book Ephemeroptera Quarterly, was an event organizer for Intercambio, and a resident DJ for the monthly Taco Party series. When not organizing events, or curating the soundtrack to your best moments, he can be found travelling near and far, maybe searching for rare records in Peru, or digging for vinyl in the maze-like souks of Morocco. Most recently, he was invited to deejay in San Juan, Puerto Rico... where he now has a standing open-invitation. Every month, you can catch Shaki on-air at the long running WPKN 89.5fm, broadcasting from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and reaching the far corners of this 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.
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
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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