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RITMOS RAROS: LA CUMBIA DE LOS NOVIOS
Songbyrd & Afro Ritmo Records Present
Downstairs, 21+


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

$5
$5 RSVP

21+ / $5 entry

"La Cumbia De Los Novios" - 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]

Tropical DJ Support by León City Sounds (Claudia A. Zevallos and Charles Lawrence , Meistro (Sol Power Allstars) and Sir Ramases (Afro Ritmo Records)

"La Cumbia De Los Novios" is a night dedicated to the lovely 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.

Come celebrate the matrimony of Claudia A. Zevallos & Charles Lawrence aka Leon City Sounds.

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.

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


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.

LISTEN: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/shaki

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

Leon City Sounds are Claudia A. Zevallos and Charles Lawrence
facebook.com/leoncitysounds
soundcloud.com/leoncitysounds

Sol Power All-Stars spent years immersed in the Washington DC dance music, nightlife and live music scenes, making names for themselves in every niche from underground hip-hop to reggae to electronica. It was only a matter of time before their paths crossed often enough to consider teaming up to do something together. The DJ trio was fortunate enough to connect with percussionist Hermon Farahi, the funk weapon that completed the Sol Power experience.

A mutual love for the sounds of the African diaspora was the spark for the crew coming together. The Sol Power selection arsenal draws from samba, salsa, afrobeat and other deeply rooted genres as well as their modern electronic cousins like azonto and moombahton. Whether it’s a classic Dominican merengue or a driving afro-latin deep house track Sol Power has done it.

Sol Power All-Stars
solpowerdc.com
soundcloud.com/solpowerdc

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

Afro Ritmo Records
facebook.com/afroritmorecords
soundcloud.com/afroritmo
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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.