Tag Archives: brazil

Refuge #7: Do you know these records?

In case you missed Refuge last week, please add these to your personal rotation. You’ll be a much happier individual. Nuspirit Helsinki – “Silent Steps” I can’t believe it’s going on eight years since I first got hip to the wave of future hybrid jazzy soul that was rolling out of Scandinavia. The Gothenburg scene […]

Sol Power 3, Sat. 11/28

One more before we put together the schedule for 2010. Let us help you burn off that bird and stuffing. Another special moment from Sol Power 2: Sol Power! Afro. Latin. Brazilian. House. Disco. Funk. With DJ Stylus, Meistro and Deep Sang. And special guest Hermon Farahi on percussion. Sweat to the rhythms of Cuba, […]

Sol Power returns, Sat. 10/24

So yeah, Meistro’s back from Nigeria and it’s his birthday. Seems like a fitting time to get the three amigos together again. Sol Power! Afro. Latin. Brazilian. House. Disco. Funk. With DJ Stylus, Meistro and Deep Sang. Samba whistles, shekeres and cowbells welcome. Sweat to the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico & West Africa. […]

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Sol Power at Almaz, Fri 6/12

Afro. Latin. Brazilian. House. Disco. Funk. featuring: DJ Stylus Meistro Deep Sang and Boogie on live percussion sweat to the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico & West Africa. Friday, June 12 2009 $5 before midnight, $7 after Almaz 1212 U St. NW WDC 10pm – 3am Some warm-up material: DJ Meistro – Top Ranking […]

Mos Def - Casa Bey

Pretty Flaco and the Saga of Casa Forte

Mos Def is about to bust us all upside our collective nuggets with this new record. Quiet Dog is already banoodles. Now there’s this joint: As soon as the first stanktastic bar kicked in, I bugged, and not just because Dante was rhyming like Ali hitting the speed bag in his prime. This bamma pulled […]

R.I.P. DJ Primo

The Obrigado Dilla vid was my introduction to the brother and it came way too late. The Sao Paulo hip-hop community was already reeling from one loss before this, and as someone who didn’t know him personally but who admired his style, skill and aesthetic, my heart goes out to our Brazilian fam. Quite the […]

Digging in Bahia

Digging in Bahia

I’ve been back for a while so I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m not going to get around to detailing all the historical, cultural and social experiences I had in Bahia. This weekend I carved out some time to hit a pile of not yet listened to vinyl so I can at least […]