The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>
It's Cinco de Mayo! We're going to go ahead and admit that we have no idea why Americans celebrate the holiday other than to over-indulge in margaritas, tacos, and cervezas. As it turns out, though, tonight's schedule of dance parties is more than willing to accommodate.
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Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>
Puja PatelUproot Andy and Gecko Jones, clearly enjoying themselvesOne Thursday a month (it varies), DJs Uproot Andy and Gecko Jones (of Dutty Artz) throw a cumbia-themed dance party called Que Bajo?! After stints at Rose Live in Williamsburg and APT in the Meatpacking District, they've finall ... More >>
DJ Comrade, and his cadre of dancers. Pix by Puja Patel, more belowLast night was the summer's (make that "summer's") last Fogo Nas Aguas (Fire on the Water) Brazilian dance party. Founded by Brazilian-born resident-DJ Fabio Soul, the weekly event started out as a favela-focused fete ... More >>