Monthly Archives: July 2015

Orquesta El Macabeo – Eutanasia/En La Luna | New 7″


Legendary Spanish punk bands La Polla Records and Eskorbuto covered by one of the most exciting salsa bands of Puerto Rico?

Let José Ibáñez from Orquesta el Macabeo explain:

“La Polla Records and Eskorbuto are two of the bands that have influenced me the most, on a musical and personal level, since I got into the punk scene in the mid-90s when I was 15 years old. 20 years later, I still think they are very special. I had the opportunity to meet Evaristo when I organized a show for La Polla Records in 2000. He is one of my favourite writers, he was definitely born to do what he does. With Eskorbuto, I have no doubts that if Iosu and Juanma were still alive they would be doing incredible things.

The songs by these bands transcend generations, and as Orquesta el Macabeo is a band formed by members that come from different musical genres, not necessarily or directly related to salsa, I think it’s important to pay these bands a tribute and make these songs we love so much part of our own history. Music has no limits or barriers, and we show it this way: turning these two 100% punk songs into Latin tropical rhythms, while respecting the atmosphere of the original tracks.

Besides, they’re just two amazing songs… A salsa track talking about euthanasia? It breaks from the stereotype of dancing, partying in the street, etc which has been so sung about in this genre and which people immediately associate with it”.

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Cape Town Salsa Festival Pre-Party @ Hanover Street GrandWest Casino

Cape Town Salsa Festival Pre-Party @Hanover Street GrandWest

The Mzansi Festival crew have traveled to Joburg and Durban for Pre-Party weekends filled with dance, dance and more dance. The time has come for us to celebrate dance in Cape Town too!! There will be dancing on Friday night at Grand Daddy, a massive Hanover Street Salsa Party on Saturday 15th of August at Hanover Street, GrandWest Casino followed by even more dancing on Sunday night. This will be the perfect build up to the Cape Town Salsa Festival in November 2015.

You do not want to miss this event with loads of special prize giveaways on the night.

WHAT: Hanover Street Salsa Party – GrandWest Casino
WHEN: Saturday 15th of August 2015
TIME: Doors open 20h30 party time from 21h00 till you drop!
COST: R70 < 22h00 > R100
WHO: DJ TLA, DJ Taliep, DJ Niko
DRESS: Casino Royale!

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Yoruba Andabo is a Cuban band performing original sacred African music Yoruba Andabo es una banda cubana interpretando música africana sagrada originales.

ARChive of Contemporary Music, or "Would You Take My Mind Out for a Walk"

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Afro Puerto Rican music band

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