DJ Asma

DJ Asma

A Montreal native with West-African roots, Antoine started developing a love for records when his father passed his collection of French, African, Caribbean and Brazilian classics onto him. Ever since, the collector turned selector has spent countless hours in musky basements both here and abroad (Dakar, Lima, Paris, Quito, Rio) in the never-ending search for the perfect beat!

Tumbao Radio

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

Latin Worldwide Sounds

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 folk duo Celina Y Reutilio, and El Bárbaro del Ritmo, Beny Moré. In the latter half, DJ and host Rhythm & Hues (Parker Mah) lines up some littler-known ventures into funk and jazz territory with fusion and experimental groups such as Irakere, Juan Pablo Torres and Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino with a few Afro-Cuban tracks thrown in for good measure.


Mongo Y La Lupe – Canta Bajo
Arsenio Rodríguez – Las Tres Marias
Celina Y Reutilio – Quiero Matar El Dolor
Joseíto Fernández con Moya & su Combo – De Tumbao
Patato & Totico – Ingrato Corazon
Silvestre y su Orquesta – A Bailar Oriza
Generoso “Tojo” Jimenez Y Su Orquesta – El Contrabajo Fantasma
Beny More – Cinturita
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco – Quimbara
Grupo Manguaré – Sepan que soy latino
Irakere – Juana 1600
Juan Pablo Torres – Ey!… Op. 1
Pacho Alonso – El Upa Upa del Chambelon
Juan Formel & Los Van Van – A Ver Que Sale
Adalberto Alvarez – Agua que cae del cielo
Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino – Cuba Linda
Fernando Lavoy y los soneros – No Voy a Dormir
Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
Emiliano Salvador – Nueva Visión


¡Tumbao! MTL will be hosting The Battle of Santiago, a heavy-hitting 7-piece band combining afro-cuban rhythms and latin funk, at their next monthly event at Groove Nation (410 Rachel E.)

Selectors: DJ Rhythm & Hues, Dr. Bahar, ASMA
Hosted and produced by: DJ Rhythm & Hues

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