Songbyrd and Afro Ritmo Records Present
Downstairs, 21+


Saturday March 28, 2020


21+ / $10
Vintage Vinyl "Ritmos Raros" presents ....

Cumbia en los Andes (Ecuador Peru Colombia) feat Cuchara de Palo desde Ecuador - Ritmos Ritmos - 5th Anniversary Series Part 3 - celebrating five years of the rarest rhythms from South America and beyond.

Cuchara de Palo (Ecuador | NYC) is a collective that aims to create spaces from the Andean diaspora to lift, educate and celebrate communal memory through Andean music on vinyl.

Instagram -> @CucharaDePaloNYC

with Leon City Sounds (Tropical Beat) & Sir Ramases spinning Colombia, Ecuadorian, Peruvian music on vinyl all night long!

Instagram: leon_city_sounds
Instagram: ritmosraros


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.

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Leon City Sounds ( Claudia (Lima, Peru) and Charles (D.C.) – are two selectors, avid record collectors of Peruvian Cumbia \ Jamaican Ska \ Reggae and radio disc jockeys based in Washington DC. They light up the dance floor with tropical rhythms from all over Latin America and Caribbean.

Leon City Sounds played guest gigs at Bomba Tropical (Lima,Peru), LIMA SOUL CLUB - 2do Aniversario (Lima, Peru) Vinileros del Trópico (Bogota, Colombia) , Rum & Coke (Miami), Ritmos Raros (Washington DC), Chicha Summit (Baltimore) Roots & Raíces Festival (Baltimore), Barbès (Brooklyn, NYC) and Smithsonian Folklife Festival for Peru.

Check out Leon City Sounds live mix in Lima, Peru for Red Light Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RedLightRadio/leon-city-sounds-for-rlr-x-fuga-in-lima-peru-11-28-17/

Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/leoncitysounds
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/leoncitysounds
Facebook: Leon City Sounds
Instagram: leon_city_sounds

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. Dominican 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.
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.