This Saturday March 16th, I will join L.A.’s contagiously fun latin roots dance band Very Be Careful for a welcome-the-spring-with-a-sweat-sacrifice party at Brooklyn’s Littlefield! VBC specialize in fast accordion jams throwing in vallenato, cumbia, and more. For this special set, I’ll play mostly NYC cumbia poblana, joined by Oaxacan malandrín Talacha on the mic, sonidero style. For a taste of what we’ll bring, you can pick up our mix CD with Sonido Martines available only Tacos Zaragoza in the East Village (ask for it!), or check the excerpt below.
Saturday March 16: DJ Rupture & Very Be Careful @ Littlefield, Brooklyn.
today at 7pm I am moderating a talk on global hiphop in times of social change at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, speaking with Amkoullel, Deeb, El General (the Tunisian one), and Shadia Mansour.
tomorrow, Friday March 8, I’ll be at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, DJing the opening party of their ‘ON! Handcrafted Digital Playgrounds’ exhibit. My first time playing in the city, so come on through!
Early April I’m returning to the Contemporary Arts Center with pianists David Friend, Emily Manzo, and vocalist Arooj Aftab, to debut the Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner performance! More on the JEMD tour soon; here’s a nice preview feature from Cincinnati City Beat newspaper.
Saturday, March 16th, I’m doing a special all-cumbia set @ Littlefield, with L.A.’s premier roots latin rabblerousing band, Very Be Careful! I’ll have Talacha on the mic sonidero style, too. Info.