casa de bamba | thursday feb 15.

With our monthly Thursday gathering falling on February 15th, CASA DE BAMBA Los Angeles is excited to host our first-ever Carnaval show at Los Globos! For such a festive occasion we’re calling in some of our favorite friends in the community to come and have blast with us. The lineup:

live onstage!
SAMBA SOCIETY / vintage 60s and 70s samba
SEAFUNK BRASS BAND / ‘nawlins style second line band

featured dance performance
JONIA of RAIZ BRAZIL / 2016-17 Samba Queen USA

and playing the finest selections from Brazil & beyond!
REYES / coming to us from the popular Forró in LA event
GLENN RED / resident deejay
BOBBY EASTON resident deejay

9pm – 2am
LOS GLOBOS
3040 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

$5 at the door til 10pm; $10 after.

Please check out our Facebook Event Page.

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19 Aug 2015: CANTO with Glenn Red & special guests

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A monthly world music affair featuring the songs and rhythms of deep people with deep roots planted in equatorial lands, tropical coasts, and island shores around the globe.

Join me and special guest dj/selectors as we explore and showcase music from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and other places within the warm middle latitudes. Expect pagode-style samba, cumbia, bomba, bullerengue, currulao, merengue, reggae, soukous, son, rumba and much more.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19
9PM -2AM
21 +
Free

THE OFFBEAT a bar on York
6316 York Blvd. in Highland Park
Los Angeles CA 90042

atypical.

Happy Sunday! Although there are a few other Martinho da Vila songs that I favor over this one, ‘Disritmia’ always catches my ear in the way his voice stands out on the verses, with the rhythm underneath almost staccato, so spare and even. It leaves me really anticipating those big, reliable unison choruses many samba tunes feature. However, the choruses are short and don’t get as large vertically as in most other pagode-style sambas, leaving a unique and interesting contrast between the singer’s tenor and the backup vocals. I also dig MdV’s cadence on the ‘bridge’ coming out of the second chorus, as well as the way the cuica hangs onto its last note! Hope this one catches your ears too 🙂

clap your hands now.

Here is this week’s Super Samba Sunday post. There’s so much great material by Bezerra da Silva out there, but this one has gunfire and handclaps. Not lovin’ the gunplay but the handclaps add such a great element to the samba. Here’s “Vou Contar Até Três”. Happy Sunday, all.