We’re back en La Sala again, this time with the artist Sita Bhaumik. She joins us to talk about her new exhibition Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall and to preview the exclusive Migration Mixtape we are producing for the show.
This month we welcome professional archivist and deejay T-Kay, host of Hip Hop Hooray out of Austin, Texas and Dublab’s The Afternoon Love-In out of Los Angeles. T-Kay has traveled the world collecting records with special attention to Brazil. Listen in as we dive deep into Brazil and head off to Angola, Indonesia and beyond.
This month we visit the island referred to as Kiskeya or Quisqueya depending which side of the shared border of Haïti or La República Dominicana you live on. To lead us through a vinyl exploration of this beautiful shared musical history we are joined by former Music Director at KALX of UC Berkeley and current Latin Music Curator and Programmer at Pandora, Marcos Juarez.
Important Note: This podcast was recorded before the recent disturbing deportation of Haitians taking place in the D.R.
Digging for records can get dirty, very dirty. So we get to cleaning some of our grimiest records, many of which we found in México and Colombia. DJs China Tu Madre, Papicultor, Smokestack, and Pozole all in La Sala sharing some filthy good music.
- Los Hermanos Flores – Otra Vez
- Los Hermanos de Flores – Flor de Pithaya
- Los Sonadores de la Paz – El Sudcaliforniano
- Miguel Angel Lizarra – Tu Mi Destino
- Manuel Celestino – Naciste Bonita
- Grupo Laser – Buscalo
- Los Hermanos Flores – La Paz
- Los Sonadores de la Paz – Llegando a la Paz
- Los Hermanos Flores – Todos Santos
- Acapulco Tropical – La Pollera Amarilla
- Ray Barretto – Hipocresía y Falsedad
- Ismael Rivera – Traigo Salsa
- Bobby Small – Compas de Cumbia
- Grupo Miramar – Cerro Hermoso
- Andrés Landero – Noche de Cumbia
- Acosta y sus Tremendos – Y Me Critican
- Hermanos Martinez de Allende, N.L. – Bailando en Shorts
The accordion, one of the most fascinating, unique and without question culturally important musical instruments that all of us pelangueros can’t get enough of. Yet to be honest, we actually know very little about these squeezable typewriter-looking devices. That is why we knew we had to dedicate an entire episode to the accordion and why we were so excited to welcome Professor of Ethnomusicology at Boston University, Co-Producer of Public Radio International’s Squeeze Box Stories and bad-ass acordeonista of the group Debo Band—Marié Abe. Listen as we learn about the accordion’s origins and its travels through Europe, Africa, the Americas and all the way to Japan.
Ferew Hilu – Eshururu
Debo Band – Ambassel
Debo Band – DC Flower
Los Cholos de Pasto – Cumbia de O. Vreeskin
Alejo Durán – Mi pedazo de acordeón
Squeezebox Stories – Trailer
Los Yukinos – De party con las malandrinas
Los Perlas – Tener o no tener
El Cieguito de Nagua – La bailadora
José Santiago Vega – No me hable estrujao
北原謙二 – 銀座パチャンが通り (Kenji Kitahara – Ginza Pachanga)
Ferro Gaita – Tareza
Petar Ralchev – To the north of Bulgaria
Fred Frith – Hands of the juggler
For this podcast we decided to try something we have never done before — set out to do a show without any records from our collection. Instead we went to a local record swap meet with a set budget of $50 each to create our playlist for the day. After a full afternoon of digging through many boxes of dusty records we headed straight back to La Sala to see if we spent our money wisely. We think we did pretty well, but have a listen and let us know what you think.
- Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker – Let’s Start
- 20th Century Steel Band – Heaven and Hell
- Monarco – Silenciar A Mangueira
- Avohou Pierre Et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Makoba Houi Dé O
- Al Hirt – Harlem Hendoo
- Chico Che Y La Crisis – Sagitario
- The Doves – Give Peace to the People
- Orquestre Le Peuple – Massavi Fololo Y’ Africa
- The Numonics – You Lied
- El Gran Combo – El Jolgoria (Wepa-Wepa)
In our previous podcast we loved having Daniel French of Las Cafeteras in La Sala so much we brought him back. We also welcomed the super talented Bardo Martinez, lead singer, guitarist and organist from Chicano Batman into La Sala. Hosts May-Li (dj china tu madre) and Federico (dj papicultor), who have just returned from the largest music festival in Latin America, the Petronio Álvarez Festival in Colombia, give us a first hand guide through one of the most musically rich areas of the world. A special night full of beautiful stories, impromptu singing, savory Arrechon, and irresistible records.
- Alejandro Duran – El Aborrecido
- Andres Londero – Canto Negro
- Ondatrópica – Homenaje a Andres Landero
- Ondatrópica – Cien Años (Markitos Micolta on vocals)
- Peregoyo Su Combo Vacana – El Mundo Al Reves
- La Contundencia Chirimia – Fiesta San Pachera
- Grupo Saboreo – Kilele (live at the Loma de la Cruz in Cali)
- Grupo Socavon de Timbiqui – Quitate De Mi Escalera
- Live Recording at Escuela Canalón in Cali – Rio Timbiqui
Hosts Arjuna (dj smokestack), Jacobo (dj pozole), Federico (dj papicultor), and May-Li (dj china tu madre) welcome special guest Daniel French from the East LA band Las Cafeteras to La Sala. Our vinyl journey begins with classic sounds from Egypt then continues onto Tanzania, Zaire and Colombia before returning to California to connect the old with the new.
Hosts Arjuna (dj smokestack), Jacobo (dj pozole) and Federico (dj papicultor) welcome guest DJ and collector Juan G into La Sala, the man behind Diggin4Gold, as they discuss record digging in Ghana and explore much of West Africa via vinyl treasures.
Arjuna and Jacobo host the 3rd episode of Pelanga en La Sala with special guest Adam Dunbar from Discos Alma. (note: episode #2 tragically perished with a faulty hard drive) Join the three as they explore the vibrant and often overlooked music of Panama with a few other Caribbean gems mixed in.
- Eddie Palmeri – Mozambique
- Los Papacitos – Vienen Los Papacitos
- Pello El Afrokan – Ahora Si
- Los Mozambiques – Marcado
- Ibo Combo – Soeurette
- Bush Y Sus Magnificos – La Confianza
- Manito Johnson Y Los Diferentes – Los Diferentes
- Los Salvajes Del Ritmo – St John’s Guaguanco
- Los Beltons – Recuerdos de Don José
- Los Silvertones – You Call Be My Name
- Los Flamantes – Fanny
- Los Exciters – Something Deep Inside
- DP Express – Apran’n Pale
- Lord Panama – Fire Down Below / Fuego Abajo
- Sir Jablonski– Juke Juke