Beats of All-Nations Radio 032: YANGA

One of Southern Cal’s most requested Afro-Latin tropical front, YANGA, joins us in-studio for a one of a kind live session! We then sit with the group to discuss their history, future releases with New York based label NAMES YOU CAN TRUST and impressive list of side projects with other musicians, like Chico Mann, Buyepongo, Quita Penas, El Michels Affair & Brainstory. Get ready to get #MasTropical! Mas Musica:

Studio Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Producer: Mike Styles
Photos/Video: Porchlite

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VIDEO: Quita Penas “Mas Tropical”

This past week our friends from Riverside, Quita Penas, dropped the video for their first single “Mas Tropical.”  The title, ‘Mas Tropical,’ defines not only Quita Penas as a band, but introduces an entire movement of diverse rhythms borrowed from different areas across the equator.  In this video, Director Jordan Harkins captures Quita Penas in a house party situation, playing for supporters whom in real life accept the bands offerings at every show, close to home or otherwise.  With undeniably good energy emitted from the group it is no wonder why Quantic, ?uestlove’s OKAYAFRICA and the Wall St. Journal are buzzing about this video!

Mas Tropical on iTunes

Mas Tropical on limited 7″

-Mike Styles

VIDEO: Quita Penas and Friends Jamming After Hours at Re:Fresh


On February 23, 2013 Riverside natives, Quita Penas were the featured guests at Re:Fresh in Pomona, CA. After the party on this cold night, the band joined fans and friends for a little jam session on the block. Extra special thanks and our best goes to QUITA PENAS for helping us make Pomona, más tropical.

Video & Photo: Sam Garcia
Edited by: Alan Kinum

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Est. in 2008. Re:Fresh happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday at dba256 Winebar Lounge and Gallery, 256 S. Main St. Pomona 91766 from 9pm-2am following the Pomona Art Walk and is FREE! (21+)

That’s This Saturday March 23, 2013!!!

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