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Afro Jazz Latin

Waaju Discuss Forthcoming LP & Premiere “Kaolack”

Olindo Records is delighted to present its second release and first LP by London based Afro-Latin Jazz quintet Waaju. A project that never stands still, Waaju’s members have been busy as part of other ensembles (Caravela, Bahla, Jordan Rakei, and Ashley Henry to name a few), which means they cherish …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Latin

Tribute to Cal Tjader – Selected & Mixed by DJ ASMA

Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times. When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent …

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Broken Beat Jazz Latin

Exclusive Premiere: Kaidi Tatham “I See What You See” (First Word Records)

First Word close out 2017 with the return of Kaidi Tatham, following up his “Changing Times” EP with another killer 4-tracker – this one entitled “Hard Times”. For those who don’t know already, Kaidi is probably best known for his work with Bugz In The Attic. His body of work …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin Soul & Funk

Ricardo Eddy Martinez “Expreso Ritmico” (1978, Seminato)

via Phonica: Reissued from the Spanish version, Ricardo Eddy Martinez’s “Expreso Ritmico” is absolutely essential for… well really everyone! Probably one of the best ’70s Areito releases of all time, this 10-tracker is for sure ahead of its time. The entire record minus two tracks are all upbeat with afro-latin …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound “II” (1970, International/Fania)

About eight years ago a good friend (shout out to Hector) and I put together a mix as a promo for a store we had established back in Orlando, Florida. Rather than handing out flyers, we felt it was more effective to make some mixes and add a commercial at …

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Latin

Exclusive Premiere: Lucho Neves y su Orquesta “Caymenita” (Tiger’s Milk Records)

A window into the full-blooded, captivating spirit of music from the Andes, ANDINA shines a fresh perspective on Peru’s multifaceted heritage. A co-release between Tiger’s Milk Records and Strut Records, the album is selected from records originally released between ’68 and ‘78, upending clichéd ideas of Andean music and bringing …

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Tumbao Radio
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Radio Tumbao – Show #03 “Cuba” (Hosted by Tumbao)

Tumbao Radio returns with a deep dive into the music of Cuba – a heritage whose Afro-spiritual roots and genre-busting creativity underpin a fierce resilience of both culture and people. The show starts with some older classics from the godfather of the son montuno, blind tres master Arsenio Rodríguez, beloved …

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Worldwide Wednesdays
Latin Worldwide Sounds

My Barrio Weighs A Ton – Fighting the Gentrification of Latin Music

One of the strongest and most profound memories I have of my childhood is of being 10 years old and visiting the historic El Moro fort in Viejo San Juan with my brother and grandparents. While we were on the top platform and overlooking the Ocean, admiring the view and …

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Guest Mix
Latin

MIMS Guest Mix: Tumbao Radio (Colombia Special)

Tumbao is an Afro-Latin Soundsystem that will make the dancefloor hustle to the tropical sounds of vinyl records from African, Latin, Caribbean and Oriental shores. In this inaugural episode for Radio Tumbao, the Montreal-based collective (formed of DJ Rhythm & Hues, Dr. Bahar and frequent MIMS contributor ASMA) cooks up …

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Future Classics
Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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24 HOV Mixes
Latin

24 Hours of Vinyl (NY) – CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Presented by Discogs)

Live Set Recorded on February 4th & 5th at Black Flamingo in Brooklyn, NY Presented by Discogs Special Thanks to Black Flamingo & 101 Apparel Enjoy this set from CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad NYC) DOWNLOAD LINK

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Ray Barretto “Que Viva La Musica” (1972)

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project as their intro music. Puerto Rico’s 1972 Island wide Basketball champions, Colegio San Antonio in Isabela, had “Que Viva La Musica“. My father was the starting point guard that year. Decades years latter when I was a …

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