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RITMOS RAROS: AFRO LATINX 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Songbyrd and Afro Ritmo Records Present
Downstairs, 21+


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

21+ / $5 entry

Afro Ritmo Records presents......

Ritmos Raros Del Mundo:| Afro Latino Tropical: Two Year in DC Anniversary Party.

Vintage Dancefloor Hits from Ghana, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Cabo Verde, Cuba, Nigeria, Guyana, Ethiopia, Panama, Jamaica Venezuela, Angola, Suriname, Kenya, Ecuador and more....

with DC's finest rare groove vinyl collectors...
Meistro (Marc Meisnere ) ( Sol Power All-Stars / Sol Power Sound)
Marcello Bentine (Sushi Samba / Miami is an Island)
and resident dj Sir-Ramases Kofi (Afro Ritmo)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLUS a SUPRISE SPECIAL GUEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"
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Marcello Bentine was born in the early 70s with Brazilian roots and Brazilian 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 began spinning those same records at underground parties and clubs in Miami and Rio in the late 90s. Since then he has become an avid vinyl collector of Brazilian music, along with other various "world music" genres. Recently, Marcello, Mr. Brown, DJ Le Spam, Erick Paredes, and DJ Kumi formed the DJ collective know as "Miami Is An Island", which is a Miami based party focusing on rare "island music" strictly for the dance floor. Over the years Marcello has thrown several “Classic Brazilian” inspired parties around the world, with such DJs/producers as Marcelinho Da Lua/Mustafa do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), Sunlightsquare (London), Nickodemus/Greg Caz (NYC), and DJ Bronco (Paris). In 2015 Marcello relocated to Washington DC and has been a regular selector for Ritmos Raros, DC's best rare-vinyl-only dance party lead by Sir Ramases.

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
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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

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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.