I'm playing an early set at the Grand Star Jazz Club in DTLA tomorrow.
n 2005, Bocafloja founded Quilombo: Arte en Resistencia. Quilomboarte is an organization that produces cultural events in which rap and spoken word function as a non-orthodox educational tool and an essential collaborative adhesive to social and political movements in the processes of transformation throughout the Americas. Quilomboarte operates in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the United States, producing three annual events in Mexico: “Progreso Rhythms”, “Palabreando”, and “Quilombo Anniversary” at which hip hop concerts, conferences, spoken word sessions and open community dialogs are presented to the public. The organization derives its name from the communities in resistance, “Quilombos”, which during the colonial period on the American continent were established by fugitive black slaves (also known as maroons and cimarrones), indigenous peoples and others who rejected colonialism's domination, who preferred to live as free people in communal form. Quilombos (also known as mocambos and palenques), were founded as independent and self-sustaining collectives which rejected the state of slavery and its oppressive nature. As such, Quilomboarte's roots are based in political principles and conceptions that direct its actions. The organization works autonomously, with its own resources and abilities, making use of transgressive and transformative forces of Hip Hop culture applied to sustainable change.
Friday March 8th.
Quilombo Arte Los Angeles will be presenting:
Hache St (Dominican Republic)
Cambio (Central Bay CA)
Jroz One (Los Angeles)
Kiran Gandhi & Dj Ethos (concrete elephant)
Dj Gazoo (subsuelo, tumbe)
Dj Ops will be Djing the opening Cypher where invited emcees
Leidgam (presentando "this way")
Dazer (estado de emergencia),
Menacin Johnson and many more will be trading verses.
This album forever holds a place in my crates and my heart.
In 2006 i was tour and one of our stops was Bumbershoot in Seattle, I was really exited about being there but was really exited about watching Dr. Donald Byrd perform; we ended up getting the pretty late in the day and to my dissapointment ended up missing his set.
Dr. Donald Byrd music has been sampled by many Hip Hop artists from Stetstasonic, Pete Rock, Erykah Badu to the late JDilla.
Google his full bio and listen to his discography when you can.
SUBSUELO and MAD DECENT are coming together for a massive Grammy party featuring TOY SELECTAH, DJ SABO & The Moombahton Massive Crew + Special Guests!
Limited $10 presale tickets at http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/213959 and $15 at the door.
Venue Information: Bootleg Bar 2220 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90057 http://foldsilverlake.com/
Celebrating the 2013 GRAMMY nomination for Producer of the Year for Diplo (Mad Decent)
Featuring Mad Decent's Toy Selectah + DJ Sabo and the Moombahton Massive Crew + Benzona + Subsuelo's Canyon Cody, Gozar and DJ Ethos. Plus live remix set from Captain Planet.
Hosted by Gazoo, visuals by Juxli, photos by Farah Sosa and live flamenco performance featuring La Tigresa.
SUBSUELO: http://subsuelo.org/ LA TIMES: "A funky all-purpose rumpus room for late-generation bicultural Angelenos" LA WEEKLY: "Part hip-hop scene, part cumbia club" Remezcla "The coolest underground party in Los Angeles"
MAD DECENT: http://www.maddecent.com/ Mad Decent is the name of the Los Angeles via Philly based record label spearheaded by Wesley Pentz, whose better known as Diplo, the 2x Grammy-nominated producer and one half of Major Lazer. As an influential label that’s home to Rusko, Dillon Francis, RiFF RAFF, Crookers, Bosco Delrey (to name a few), Mad Decent aims to bring new genres and cultures to light in the ever diversifying music community.