La Pelanga . Tributo a Joe Arroyo
10pm – 2am . Friday Sept. 9
La Peña . 3105 Shattuck Avenue . Berkeley
All ages . $5-20
¡Sí hay pelanga!
Once again we’ll be bringing together our community around a crazy, positive dance floor and some really good music. We’ll be cooking up our tasty stew of cumbia, salsa dura, soukous, reggaetón, samba, plena, coupé decalé, merengue, champeta, konpa, funaná, currulao, and any other fresh ingredients that we find in our crates.This time we pay special tribute to Joe Arroyo, the man who could squeeze all these musical genres into one song. You can read/see/hear/dance more about him here:
La Pelanga officially declares this month El Mes del Joe, and we’ll be posting some (more) of our favorite tracks here. (Any requests? You can post them in the comments, or send them to email@example.com.)
¡Allá nos vemos!
Confirmed special guest: DJ Smokestack! DJ Smokestack is an Oakland based B-boy, DJ, and avid record digger. You can read about his adventures in Kolkata here: http://www.waxpoetics.com/features/articles/kolkatas-record-royalty