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The Highlife: Champeteando


The Highlife is stopping by Little Baobab on Saturday May 30th.  I’m telling you now, get there EARLY!  It will fill up.  Music starts at 10pm.  The regular crew, Shawn Dub, Be Brown and I are working on an after hours.  Keep an eye out for more info.

Featured this time will be special guest Geko Jones from the Dutty Artz crew.  The theme of the night is Champeteando!  Geko has inspired me with his mixes of bassey latin dance and roots music for awhile now, so I had to have him come out for a special night at Little Baobab.  Champeta is Colombian music that started off on the Atlantic coast around the 1980’s when sailors coming in from Africa brought records of Soukous, Rumba, Highlife that DJ’s grabbed and blew up the dances in Afro Colombian strongholds like Palenque, Barranquilla, and Cartageña.  To get a sense of this great sound visit the great Africolombia blog, by Fabian Altahona based in Baranquilla.

Here is some video of what today’s Champeta sounds (and looks) like:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “EL SATANAS EN VACILE (PERREO : EL PULPO)“, posted with vodpod

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “SILVESTRE CHAMPETEANDO“, posted with vodpod

Stevie B and I will be playing the regular contemporary African jams.  That, mixed with the Afro Latino bass that Geko and partner Uproot Andy have been known to play in New York will make this one night melding of minds and continents in the heart of San Francisco’s mission district a definite not miss.  Join us y champeteamonos!

One comment

  1. Pingback: February Mixtape Mondays, pt. 4: Chief Boima & Geko Jones « DUTTY ARTZ

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