featuring Miami Is An Island

Afro Ritmo + Songbyrd presents
Downstairs, 21+

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

$5 Cover

21+ / $5 entry

Ritmos Raros invites " Miami Is An Island" w/ special guests
- Mr. Brown | Kumi Alavarez | Erick Paredes | Marcello Bentine -
-Local dj support by Sir Ramases

Miami is an Island is a weekly event aimed at embracing Miami's tropical roots through food and music from Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Trinidad, Jamaica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and much more.

Kompa Salsa Soca Cumbia Soca Samba Cadence Afrobeat Funana Coladeira Soukous Reggae Chicha Chutney Carimbo Merengue

Kumi's Miami based radio show: The Pick!




Mr Brown, aka Arun Brown has played all vinyl opening sets and shows for/with Erykah Badu, Connan Mockasin, Thee Oh Sees, Dam Funk, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, James Murphy, Madlib, Tiga, The Soft Moon, Questlove, Danny Brown, Oscar G, Tim Sweeney, Clark, J Rocc (Beat Junkies), Louie Vega, Lone, Fka Twigs, Toro y Moi, Quantic, Sinkane, Waze & Odyssey, Rich Medina, Camp Lo, Kon, Daedalus, Taylor McFerrin, Classixx, The Juan MacLean, Eli Escobar, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Bottin, Hercules and Love Affair, Washed Out, Palmbomen, Electric Wire Hustle, Jeremy Sole, Yuna, Tom Trago, Nosaj Thing, Daz I Kue (Bugz In The Attic), Dennis Ferrer, Holy Ghost!, Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), Nobunny, Clams Casino, Juan Wauters, Jacuzzi Boys, Bobbito Garcia, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Thee Satisfaction, Jonathan Toubin, Bloodshot Bill, Ballake Sissoko/Vincent Segal, GoZilla!, Guerilla Toss.. and quite a few more.

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/miamiwax
Interview with MIxMag - http://www.mixmag.net/feature/house-of-wax

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 Ritomos Raros, DC's best rare-vinyl-only dance party lead by Sir Ramases.

Interview with Marcello Bentine- http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/2014/09/local-spotlight-marcello-bentine/


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

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.

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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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