All Photos by Farah Sosa for http://www.FarahStop.com
Words by Mike Styles
Our tropical friends from Chicago, Itzi Nallah and the CumbiaSazo! crew have been touring westward and covering lots of land far and away from their Pilsen community in the Windy C. The team’s been properly representing their phenomenal monthly that squeezes in over 800 party people often..and just about every time! A growing name in the alternative latin and global bass spaces internationally, the CumbiaSazo! crew fundraised (SUPPORT!) and immediately set out on their powered by the people, Connection Tour in order to continue to build with supporting and like-minded collectives across the states. We are most excited about this particular collaboration happening this Wednesday, September 16th, as CumbiaSazo! joins forces with our Boyle Heights fam SUBSUELO! Bogart of Whiskey Barons also joins the party and the RSVP list is already hanging out the door at Eastside Luv Bar y Queso. We took witness and participated in CumbiaSazo!’s party at Chicago’s Double Door and a couple of other events earlier this year and highly suggest this event LA!
Check Itzi and Crew’s recent feature on KPFK’s Soundwaves!
SUBSUELO EVENT PAGE & Other Upcoming Dates in San Diego, Oakland, SF and CHI>>
SATURDAY JULY 11th
RE:FRESH 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!
GLENN RED (AFRO FUNKE’ / LA JUNTA)
REDBEEF (MORE FIRE MONDAYS)
JB / MIKE STYLES / GABE REAL / SUBIRA
Words by: Mike Styles
2014 was a big year for the growth of Beats of All-Nations. Though every year we look back and think about what more we could have done, we did attain some personal and organizational goals that we are very proud of in ’14. On Beats of All-Nations Radio Episode 006, we compiled highlights from our podcasts this year, with guests Cell Uno, Bombay, Radius, Sev Seveer, DJ Jimbo Jenkins, Gingee. We also put together clips from our own radio appearances made on Culture Remixed, Soul Circle Radio, Vibes and Stuff featuring Porchlite, El Toro Negro, Gabe Real and Mike Styles with DJ Ethos. In addition we spotlight our first official release by Sev Seveer, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, traveling through a couple of ‘movements’ from the album while Seveer discusses the project’s meaning with DJ Moppy on Future Music Radio (Q4, Chicago). Collectively we also had a great year hosting and taking part in some great events. We would like to thank everyone who supported on any level. We are looking forward to the year to come and hope to build on this community with more of you along the way!
DOWNLOAD each of these shows & projects in their entirety, and much more on our MUSIC + DOWNLOADS page.
We’ll be playing music from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday August 17th at El Centro Del Pueblo, just behind the Echoplex.
Along with live bands and DJs, we’ll be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament at 3pm.
Live performances from:
Words By: Culture Remixed
Inland Empire based Beats of All Nations are the guests on episode 160 of the radio show on killradio.org. Mike Styles, Porchlite, and DJ Ethos represent the collective with DJ sets and a short interview talking about what Beats of All Nations represents through it’s members and live events. We get started right away with a set by Porchlite. We follow this with the interview and cap the show with a DJ set by Mike Styles. DJ Ethos jumps on the cuts throughout the DJ sets.
Thanks to everyone for listening.
Photos By Farah Sosa
On March 8th 2014, we hosted our 4th annual Brazilian Carnaval at Re:Fresh. We we’re joined by Tropicaleiza, Capoeira Angola Inland Empire, DJ Ethos, the Re:Fresh/Beats of All-Nations crew, drummers, dancers, musicians and the cultured community in Pomona. Farah Sosa was present to document the event from start to end, her photos will tell the rest of the story.
Re:Fresh takes place at 256 S. Main St. Pomona (@dba256) every 2nd and 4th Saturday
This week Re:Fresh and Beats of All-Nations Present
Pomona’s 4th Annual Brazilian Carnival Party!
+LIVE BATUCADA e BATERIA by TEMPO BOM
Drums! Drums!! DRUMS!!!!
Traditional Rio Carnaval Dancers
A 15-piece Afro-Samba Drum and Dance group that will kick of celebration with bateria parade through Pomona Arts Colony to destination Re:Fresh @ dba256 winebar lounge & gallery.
+CAPOEIRA ANGOLA INLAND EMPIRE
Traditional Capoeira Angola demonstration using Brazilian instruments like berimbau, caxixi and pandeiro. infused with modern beats freestyle dance.
Touring DJ/Turntablist for BOCAFLOJA (Mexico, D.F.), ANA TIJOUX (Chile) and LOS RAKAS (Oakland) will interject live scratches over live Brazilian rhythms.
+JUST ADDED: DVNTE
Co-Founder of Beats of All-Nations and resident dj/promoter to many spots around the IE.
MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL // JB // SUBIRA
BRAZILIAN SHOWCASE AT DBA256 STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9PM. Early arrival highly suggested! Don’t Miss Out! See Schedule below…
SATURDAY December 28th
This is the last Re:Fresh of 2013, and what a year it has been. We’re gonna close this one out with a bang! We’ve invited some dope deejays and past contributors from the community to come out and select some sounds with us. We’re kicking the night off at a SPECIAL TIME of 8pm sharp. Come join us as we review the past and look forward to the FUTURE of Re:Fresh!
More details and sounds from our line up…