the thought of going from sea-level to 4 kilometers (13,500ft) up is a bit intimidating, but apart from that:
next Thursday Sonido Martines & I will be playing a show in La Paz, Bolivia. (Test presses of the Sonido Martines 12″ are now floating around London!)
And then I’ll be leading a 2-day hiphop production workshop for some young producers/MCs in El Alto. There’s a lively scene of indigenous kids rapping in Quecha & Aymara.
This free workshop is happening at radio station Wayna Tambo 101.7 fm, who are helping to promote the party. It should be lively, nobody knows quite what to expect… Also probably another fiesta in La Paz saturday night…
the following week we’ll head over to Lima for 3 more events, more in a bit.
also, NYC-side: tomorrow fri. nite Badawi is playing @ Dub War and Uproot Andy & Feliz Cumbe are playing at Bowery Poetry Club. I just received the new final Skull Disco /Shackleton 2-CD with remixes by Badawi, yrs truly, and a bunch of others and its got some great moments, Raz’s treatment is expansive… deep.