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Funk Parade Closing Party

May 12, 2018 @ 10:30 pm - May 13, 2018 @ 3:00 am

Funk Parade 2018 Closing Party

Funk Parade 2018 CLOSING PARTY:
World Funk ft. Sir Ramases, DJ Neville C, Marcello Bentine, & Leon City Sounds at U Street Music Hall
10:30 PM | 21+ | $5
$10 after midnight
Free entry all night with Funk Parade Wristband for 21+

LEON CITY SOUNDS Claudia (Lima, Peru) and Charles (D.C.) – are two selectors, avid record collectors of Peruvian Cumbia \ Jamaican Ska \ Reggae and radio disc jockeys based in Washington DC. They light up the dance floor with tropical rhythms from all over Latin America and Caribbean. Leon City Sounds hosts a weekly radio show “Latin Flavor: Tropical Edition” on WPFW (89.3 FM – wpfwfm.org) and a monthly show on Radio Crown (www.radiocrown.com).

SIR RAMASES KOFI ( Ritmos Raros / Afro Ritmo Records )SIR RAMASES KOFI ( Ritmos Raros / Afro Ritmo Records )
Panama, Jamaica, Brazil, and Washington, DC

Sir Ramases is the founder of the non-profit Afro Ritmo Records Research Collective which archives, collects, releases, and spreads awareness about the world’s rarest music on the vinyl format. With six members in total each hailing from their distinct tropical homelands, this group scours the earth looking for lost and forgotten musical treasures. Afro Ritmo’s third release: “Fitz Vaughn Bryan: Trinidad Dance Band Series Vol.3”, celebrates arguably the islands greatest arranger of big band calypso and saga music. Afro Ritmo Records operates the nostalgic monthly tropical vinyl party entitled Vintage Vinyl “Ritmos Raros”in Washington, DC

DJ NEVILLE C aka Neal Becton is the owner of a tropical vinyl record store called Som Records. Located at 1843 14th Street NW. It is home to the best new and used records releases from around the globe.
Neal got his start at Washington DC’s famous State of the Union club in the early 90’s. He hosted “Around the World in 80 Beats” on XM Satellite Radio for over two years. He has DJed in Madrid, Auckland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York at that great house party you went to in Mount Pleasant back in ’95. Venues played include the 9:30 Club, Nation, Metro Cafe, Black Cat Club, State of the Union, Science Club, The Bayou, Zanzibar, Bossa, Taste of DC and many more.

MARCELLO BENTINE was born in the early 1970s with Brazilian roots and music in his blood. Raised between Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian records his family regularly played at home were the soundtrack to his childhood. He has become an avid vinyl collector of the genre and began spinning those same records at underground parties in Miami and Rio in the late 90s. He has thrown several “Classic Brazilian” inspired parties around the world, with such DJs/producers as Marcelinho Da Lua (Rio de Janeiro), Sunlightsquare (London), Nickodemus/Greg Caz (NYC), DJ Bronco (Paris), and DJ Le Spam/Mr. Brown (Miami)
Panama, Jamaica, Brazil, and Washington, DC


May 12, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
May 13, 2018 @ 3:00 am
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U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
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