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Ritmos Raros Third Anniversary with DJ Neville C, Sir Ramases, Leon City Sounds and More

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Ritmos Raros

Ritmos Raros Third Anniversary with DJ Neville C, Sir Ramases, Leon City Sounds and More

Ritmos Raros Three Year AnniversaryFriday, April 27 at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477-2475 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

21+ / $5 entry

Afro Ritmo Records presents……

Ritmos Raros Del Mundo: Afro Latinx Tropical: Three Year Anniversary Party with djs Neal Becton | Sir-Ramases Kofi | Leon City Sounds..

…and special guest Jeremy Phillips aka Jerermy World (PsychFunk) —>> http://psychfunk.com/ —-> Master of psychadelic latin, funk, boogaloo, garage tunes from Central America and South America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and more!

50s-80s Vintage Dancefloor Hits from Ghana, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Cabo Verde, Cuba, Chile, Nigeria, Guyana, Ethiopia, Bolivia Panama, Jamaica, Venezuela, Angola, Suriname, Guatemala, Kenya, Ecuador and more

Jeremy World, Neal Becton, Sir Ramases will be playing dusty LPs and 45s throughout the night. Music from all over the world especially Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazil, and the Sahel Magreb Arab world.

Cumbia Chicha Mapele Porro Funk Salsa Paseito Kompa Cadence Afrobeat Soukous Ska Chicha Ethio-Jazz Chutney Soul Carimbo Reggae Merengue Funana Coladeira Samba Semba and much much more.

Vintage Vinyl “Ritmos Raros”
A 50’s-80s Afro Indian Latin Carib Arab Brazil Tropical Dancefloor Party – www.facebook.com/ritmosrarosdc


Jeremy Phillips is a NY based DJ and collector who specializes in eclectic international sounds from all corners of the world. He is dedicated to traveling the globe to uncover and research rare records. He is the founder of the website psychfunk.com, where he documents a sample of his finds.




Sir-Ramases Kofi 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


León City Sounds are two Selectors from Washington DC and Lima, Peru with a lots of love for Roots Reggae, Dub, Ska, Cumbia, Chicha and Fusion

Leon City Sounds are Claudia A. Zevallos and Charles Lawrence


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.

A Florida native, Neal Becton was raised in Atlanta, GA and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Neal started DJing in 1990 while maintaining careers in hotel management and journalism. He gave his life over completely to vinyl when he opened his own record store in 2003. His personal collection is formidable, to say the least; he currently owns more than 12,000 13,000 14,000 a bazillion records. With those kinds of deep crates, no style of music is beyond his grasp.

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.

Som Records


About Vintage Vinyl “Ritmos Raros”

Ritmos Raros is a moving but never ending nostalgic tropical vinyl dancefloor party dedicated to the rare and normally unheard rhythms of Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazilian, and the Arab variety. Touching upon the many genres we get together and try our very best to dance to different rhythms of each other culture. We are looking for members who love dancing and learning about obscure music that may have not achieved popularity to due to a myriad of adverse circumstances. Join us if your interested in being exposed to sounds you might not hear otherwise outside of the countries of origin. Expect the unexpected: Hybrid transactions, unlikely collaborations / combinations, moods in a minor key, blood, sweat, and tears all wrapped up in its aural form strictly for your educational and spiritual enrichment.

Vintage Vinyl / Ritmos Raros is the official party of Afro Ritmo Records.


April 27, 2018
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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