Pelanga en La Sala: 007 – Digging at the record swap

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.


  1. Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa ’70 with Ginger BakerLet’s Start
  2. 20th Century Steel BandHeaven and Hell
  3. MonarcoSilenciar A Mangueira
  4. Avohou Pierre Et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Makoba Houi Dé O
  5. Al HirtHarlem Hendoo
  6. Chico Che Y La CrisisSagitario
  7. The DovesGive Peace to the People
  8. Orquestre Le Peuple – Massavi Fololo Y’ Africa
  9. The NumonicsYou Lied
  10. El Gran ComboEl Jolgoria (Wepa-Wepa)


Pelanga en La Sala: 006 – Colombia!

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.


  1. Alejandro Duran – El Aborrecido
  2. Andres LonderoCanto Negro
  3. Ondatrópica – Homenaje a Andres Landero
  4. Ondatrópica – Cien Años (Markitos Micolta on vocals)
  5. Peregoyo Su Combo VacanaEl Mundo Al Reves
  6. La Contundencia Chirimia – Fiesta San Pachera
  7. Grupo Saboreo – Kilele (live at the Loma de la Cruz in Cali)
  8. Grupo Socavon de TimbiquiQuitate De Mi Escalera 
  9. Live Recording at Escuela Canalón in Cali – Rio Timbiqui

Pelanga en La Sala: 003 – Panama!

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.


  1. Eddie PalmeriMozambique
  2. Los PapacitosVienen Los Papacitos
  3. Pello El AfrokanAhora Si
  4. Los MozambiquesMarcado
  5. Ibo ComboSoeurette
  6. Bush Y Sus MagnificosLa Confianza
  7. Manito Johnson Y Los DiferentesLos Diferentes
  8. Los Salvajes Del RitmoSt John’s Guaguanco
  9. Los BeltonsRecuerdos de Don José
  10. Los SilvertonesYou Call Be My Name
  11. Los FlamantesFanny
  12. Los ExcitersSomething Deep Inside
  13. DP ExpressApran’n Pale
  14. Lord PanamaFire Down Below / Fuego Abajo
  15. Sir JablonskiJuke Juke