Beats of All-Nations Radio 021: A Mic & Dimlights + Leeclaybang

 

We’re celebrating 17 years of A Mic and Dimlights with a takeover by Bess Kepp, the host & JB, the DJ! A Mic & Dimlights is the longest running event in Downtown Pomona celebrating free speech with an open mic every Thursday. AMDL is now a monthly and the two Nor-Cal boys, turned IE OGs are mentoring the next gen to keep this community outlet moving forward. JB plays the mids and Bess Kepp takes us out with the infamous Dim Lights (outro).

AMDL Alumni Leeclaybang reunites with the fam. Formerly known as Brother Dvooa, the poet-emcee, dancer, now a producer gone dj, yes he’s covering all elements. He opens the show with a dj set, the crew talks about memories at Dim Lights, the early days, its many venues and what’s to come. Gabe Real, also having worked within the community over the same timespan contributes to the conversation and delivers a closing mix.

A Mic and Dimlights 17 Year Anniversary, Thursday October 5th at The Da Center for the Arts, Pomona Arts Colony, 9pm.

 

Beats of All-Nations Radio 019: 7even Sun

Just in time for the very hyped solar eclipse we welcome back our French cousin, 7even Sun to the show for the very first time. No stranger to Beats of All-Nations, check his 2015 full-length release, ESCAPOLOGIES, at beatofallnations.bandcamp.com. We also welcome back our very own Porchlite, who has just returned from a national tour with Jurassic 5 and some pretty epic live shows with Epic Rap Battles of History. He opens up the show and JB closes us out with a brand new mix. Gabe Real and Mike Styles join in on the conversation. Recorded live in Downtown Pomona at Gabe Real’s Music. Culture. Freedom. Studio.

 

The Funk Ark ft. Will Rast of Antibalas // Live at Re:Fresh

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Beats of All-Nations presents Re:Fresh
with special guests: The Funk Ark (Washington DC) featuring Will Rast of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
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Re:Fresh & Beats of All-Nations DJs:
JB – MIKE STYLES
STRYKE UNO – PORCHLITE
SUBIRA

The Funk Ark:

“Bringing it and taking listeners on a global funk journey that will have you melting into the dancefloor.” – Giant Step
Washington D.C. native, Will Rast (of Antibalas), has been composing music and playing professionally since the age of 14. A love of vintage Funk and Soul, as well as a wide range of instrumental jazz styles were the impetus behind the formation of The Funk Ark in 2007. As a member of Washington DC’s fast growing community of artists, it was easy to find incredibly talented musicians to form a group big enough to create the range of sound he wanted. The band began with compositions that were reminiscent of Lonnie Liston Smith, or Herbie Hancock, but it was Will Rast’s growing interest in the Afro Beat music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Mono Mono of Nigeria, as well as Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia, and the legendary Salsa ensemble The Fania Allstars, that caused the band’s direction to the shift towards a more polyrhythmic, dance-inspiring, funk sound.
The musical journey of Will Rast, which currently includes being a member of international touring sensations, Antibalas, has helped The Funk Ark to amass a wild, beautiful collection of albums over the years, revealing his personal evolution of funk and rhythm. And through these albums, and The Funk Ark’s live shows, the group keeps audiences moving, and awe-inspired, on the dancefloor.

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

BEATS OF ALL-NATIONS SEASONS CHANGE PARTY!

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In conjunction with our recent release Seasons Change:

Seasons Change Party at Re:Fresh (Pomona) with

Makaya McCraven // (International Anthem, Chicago)

Co. fee // (My Hollow Drum, Los Angeles)

King Hippo // (Cuerators, Chicago)

– Re:Fresh Residents –
GABE REAL // SUBIRA
JB // MIKE STYLES

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

FLYER DESIGN by DELADESO // Digital Death & Grime

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Makaya McCraven (International Anthem // Chicago) Live at Re:Fresh [Pomona]

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SATURDAY AUGUST 8th
Re:Fresh
Pomona Artwalk After party

IMPROMPTU DRUM & DJ SHOWCASE:
MAKAYA McCRAVEN (International Anthem/CHICAGO)

w/ MIKE STYLES

– Re:Fresh Residents –
GABE REAL // SUBIRA
JB // MIKE STYLES

Brought to you by:
Beats of All-Nations
DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
dba256 Wine Bar Lounge
256 S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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This Saturday! Re:Fresh [LA]

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SATURDAY JULY 18th

Beats of All-Nations presents:

Re:Fresh // LOS ANGELES!

LIVE & DIRECT:

– Re:Fresh Residents –
GABE REAL // SUBIRA
JB // MIKE STYLES

-Live Sounds-
Members of Buyepongo on percussion y mas!

MORE TBA!

DOORS 9:00 PM | 21+ | No Cover!

EVENT LOCATION:
Osso DTLA
901 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA

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Celebrating 7 Years of Re:Fresh [POMONA]

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SATURDAY JULY 11th

RE:FRESH 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

SPECIAL GUESTS:

GLENN RED (AFRO FUNKE’ / LA JUNTA)
GAZOO (SUBSUELO)
REDBEEF (MORE FIRE MONDAYS)

RESIDENTS:
JB / MIKE STYLES / GABE REAL / SUBIRA

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