La Pelanga at La Peña – SAT, April 28!

Hello beautiful people. You don’t need the weather man to tell you that Winter is over and Spring is here — which means it’s time to celebrate! And we plan to do just that on Saturday, April 28 at LA PEÑA in Berkeley. We are super excited about this one. We’re going to have freshly dug records arriving straight from Lima, Peru via DJ Franz Tunda (Daniel Alarcón). PLUS a surprise gift!

It’s going to be a loud, sweaty, raucous, night of dancing to music from all corners of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Here’s a little taste to get you in the mood.

For more info visit the offical Facebook Invite

We hope to see you there! 


Second helping


Apologies to Franz if you had something ready to post, there’s just no way I can let Papicultor blast Mongo Santamaría’s Sofrito without following it up with Mongo’s 1969 release Stone Soul. For one, the cover is just as mouth watering. But then after watching Smokestack’s Forever We Rock B-Boy crewmate Whacko‘s insane footwork, I can’t resist dropping the needle on Mongo’s rendition of Cloud Nine. He actually played congas on the original version by The Temptations, so here you get to listen to Mongo along side legendary session musicians Bernard Purdie, Art Kaplan, and Hubert Laws as they completely let loose with an amazing blend of Funk and Afro-Cuban rumba. Without a doubt they created a certified B-Boy anthem. I haven’t break danced since I was 10, but every time I hear this song I get that itch to try it again.

As always, I’m looking forward to hear what my fellow pelanguero djs are going to throw on next.

– pozole