Afro Ritmo Records and Songbyrd Present
Downstairs, 21+

DOORS: 10:00 PM // SHOW: 11:00 PM

$5 cover

21+ / $5 entry

Ritmos Raros: Afro Vs Latinx: Tropical Sounds and Sights from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Brazil and more !!!

w/ special guests....
Sonidero Mixteco - Mexico City, Mexico | NYC
Daniel del Pielago - Lima, Peru | Palante WPFW

Tropical DJ Support
Dayansiiita aka Emma Sound Sista - Bogota, Colombia | NYC
Sir Ramases (Afro Ritmo Records)

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

Josue Granados | Sonidero Mixteco ( Mexico | NYC )
Soundcloud - https:// soundcloud.com/combo-chimbita/sonidero-mixteco

Daniel del Pielago ( Lima, Peru | DC )
Host of PA' LANTE Thursday's 3-5pm on WPFW 89.3 FM - Washington, DC Organizing Director - Empower DC

Dayan Silva | Dayansiita | Emma Sound Sista (Colombia, NYC)
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/emma-sound-sista
Interview w/ Remezcla - http://remezcla.com/music/introducing-emma-sound-sista/

Sir Ramases ( Ritmos Raros / Afro Ritmo Records )
Panama, Jamaica, Brazil, and Washington, DC

Originally from Washington, DC but with heritage / family in Panama, Jamaica, and Brazil, Sir Ramases is a man of many many talents. He spent his college years training in printmaking / sculpture / information technology as well as music research all the while playing the vibraphone / saxophone and doing a show at the local college radio station KTUH Honolulu. He started in high school collecting vinyl records and now has amassed over 60-100,000 unique titles from all five continents. With the help of his Afro Ritmo crew he manages his collections in Brazil, Panama, and Washington, DC.

Sir Ramases is the founder of the international non-profit Afro Ritmo Records Research Collective, which archives, collects, releases, and spreads awareness about the world's rarest music on the vinyl format. This group has six members in total each hailing from their distinct tropical homelands. They scour the earth looking for lost and forgotten musical treasures. With many countries traveled this group hopes to continue preserving indigenous music and culture for the years to come.

As a dj, Ramases has played guest gigs in Portugal, France, Toronto, London, Montreal, Mexico, Peru, Netherlands. Domincan Republic, Ecuador, he is the creator of Vintage-Vinyl Ritmos-Raros del Mundo tropical parties which have taken place over the course of nine years in Hawaii, New York, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Panama, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and most recently back his hometown Washington DC. Ritmos Raros focuses on dancefloors rhythms of Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazilian, and the Arab / Mahgreb / Sahel variety.

He is currently working hard finishing up the impending third release from Afro Ritmo Records titled "Fitz Vaughn Bryan: Trinidad Dance Band Series Vol.3", celebrates arguably the islands greatest arranger of big band calypso and saga music.

On this night of Nov 17th, Ramases will showcase his taste for what he calls "timeless music for future generations"

Ritmos Raros promotional team is comprised of people from Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Trinidadian, and Colombian decent.

Promoters: Charlene Thaxton Ponce, Zumaya Oliveros, Millicent Lee, Hector Garca, Marildes Silva

Vintage Vinyl / Ritmos Raros is the official party of Afro Ritmo Records.

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 many genres we get together and try our very best to dance to different rhythms of each others cultures. 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.

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