Wednesday, October 21, 2009

free OCOTE/RUMBA PSICODELICA! show at hampshire

Rumba Psicodelica! returns on Monday, October 26th to Hampshire College, this time presenting 21st century funk heroes Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, out of Austin TX/Brooklyn NY.

Ocote play a "danceable, but spaced-out mix of afrobeat, afro-Cuban, cumbia, dub, soundtrack, and heavy doses of FUNK and SOUL with a bit of demented salsa and acid guitar thrown in for good measure"--(Pablo Yglesias).

Ocote feature Martín Perna and Adrian Quesada, and are surrounded by hand-picked talent on their excellent recordings and in the live show. Martín is a founding member of afrobeat collective Antibalas, as well as a number of other musical, artistic and community projects. Click here for his blog and here for his mix of Afro-Nicaraguan sounds. Adrian is a major force in contemporary music with his bands Grupo Fantasma and Brownout (new album out now!). Together as Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, they have three amazing albums out, including the new one, "Coconut Rock", available on ESL Music.

Ocote are on the "Coconut Rock" tour and will stop in to Hampshire College's Recital Hall in the Music & Dance Building on Monday October 26th. Rumba Psicodelica! will set the vibe with DJs Andujar and Bongohead, with projections by Bell & Howl. It's free for all, students and general public. The fun begins at 730pm. For more info:

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