In July, New York City’s Afro-Latino Festival returns to celebrate the contributions of people of African descent from Latin America & the Caribbean and the diasporas.
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With just two weeks left until ‘Rio 2’ hits theaters in the U.S., Janelle Monáe gave the animated film a serious boost with a phenomenal premiere of “What Is Love” on ‘American Idol’ this week.
Wow… this is so exciting! Global tropical bass kings Uproot Andy and Geko Jones have officially launched Que Bajo?! Records!
Chicago’s “International Bust Down” comes to Beauty Bar on Saturday, March 9th featuring performances and sets by DJ’s Romasoul, Soulphonetics, Sound Culture, pots and pans king Daniel Crane, and samba dancers Passistas Samba.
Electro-Tropical music dons Chief Boima and Geko Jones have released their ‘Africa Latina’ mix, a smooth new gem from a musical exploration of sounds that connect Africa and Latin America.
On her 104th birthday, we celebrate the life of the late Carmen Miranda, also known as “The Brazilian Bombshell” and the original “Chiquita Banana Girl.”
Colombian DJ and producer Wayuu (Andres Orbegozo) recently dropped this scorching 15 minute tropical-trap track, where he sonically explores genres from all over Latin America.
Kids of all ages are welcome to Chicago’s ROCK THE BLOCK – The DIY Community 2012 Block Party taking place on Saturday, August 11th. The free outdoor festival will include art, music, food, dancing and community awareness.
On Friday, August 10th, Soulphonetics presents bossa, samba and rock artist Mônica da Silva who’ll perform live at Chicago’s Taxim. The Brazilian/American songstress neatly brings both sets of roots together to make soft, sensual indie-pop tunes that casts their tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian pop music).
Tonight in New York City, the remarkable Quenia Ribeiro will be celebrating her birthday at the Bowery Poetry Club. She’ll be performing alongside her dance company Grupo Ribeiro with a live band, bateria and Samba dancers.
Bogota, Colombia’s Monsieur Periné is making their NYC debut at S.O.B’s tonight for the latest installment of #FUTUREROOTS. The 7-member band blends a French adaptation of ’30s American swing with popular Latin American music to make “Suin a la Colombiana” (“Swing a la Colombiana”).
See why I’m completely enamored by songstress, composer, guitarist and percussionist Mayra Andrade who is on a mission to breathe new life into Cape Verde’s beloved musical genre called morna. Her delivery is intoxicating and her smile leaves you captivated.
Buraka Som Sistema brought the sounds of Portugal, Angola and Brazil to NYC’s Bowery Ballroom with a high-energy show on January 11th. Watch!
Alvin Ailey will host a Brazilian Celebration led by the remarkable Quenia Ribeiro to honor Brazilian Independence.
Don’t miss Brasil Summerfest at DROM with an all-out dance party featuring international DJs Nuts, Bodega, DJ Comrade and Geko Jones.
The next Dutty Artz’ Sweat Lodge party is set to take place on Friday, June 10th and it will be a celebration of their latest collaborative collection of t-shirts and hats with Gold Coast Trading Company.
If you’ve recently gone to see Fast Five in theaters, you probably heard Reggaeton artist Don Omar’s “Taboo,” the 3rd single from his compilation album Meet the Orphans. Adapted from Kaoma’s 1989 hit “Lambada,” it is now #3 on the Billboard’s Tropical Songs list.
Sounding more like something I expect to hear from Brazil, I was thrown off when I realized the lyrics to “Save, Save” by HaHaHa Production’s Shaka Muv were not Portuguese or even Spanish.
The DuttyArtz Sweat Lodge is back at The Cove April 8th with tropical beats provided by DJ Rupture, Matt Shadetek, Atropolis, and Chief Boima. The event is FREE so come out and shake your ass to some Dancehall, Cumbia, Samba, Tropical Bass and more.
Dutty Artz is giving you a free party tonight in Brooklyn at The Cove in Williamsburg alongside DJ’s NguzuNguzu from L.A., Maga Bo from Brazil, DJ Rupture, Chief Boima and Matt Shadetek. Come out, shake your ass to some Dancehall, Cumbia, Samba, Tropical Bass and more, then take a cab back home :)