Chris “Daddy” Dave, aka Young Tony Allen grooving on Fela’s “Zombie”.
Sol Power All-Stars @ ESL Saturday 6/2
See you on the dance floor!
From last month’s ESL set. Bubbles and then heats up. Stream above, download here ==> http://www.divshare.com/download/17856119-e00
Colombian sound system culture
Digging into more sources on Afro-Colombian music yielded the fascinating history of picós, or mobile outdoor sound systems. Not only battling for tune exclusivity and overall sonic power, traits similar to their Jamaican and Brazilian counterparts, classic Colombian picos added a whole visual design component to their presention, as if every crew had their own graf writer. O.G. picós: ...
Happy National Afro-Colombian Day!
May 21st is El Día Nacional de la Afrocolombianidad. Check out the mix below and a TON of other resources to learn more about Afro-Colombian music courtesy of Sounds and Colors magazine. (h/t la morena)
El Rego - Feeling You Got (Whiskey Barons Rework)
Speaking of the Whiskey Barons, this rework of El Rego is feeling really right on a sunny Friday afternoon. The Barons have been kind enough to offer a free download of this funky gem. Check it here…
Sol Power All-Stars rockin it at U Street Music Hall last week. What a night!