FAM CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! This December marks 5 YEARS of Ushka & Beto throwing iBomba together!! You’ve danced with us when we were Monday nights at Bembe, then Thursday nights, then when we moved to the incredible C’mon Everybody for second Fridays. (more…)
#SayTheirNames: A Fundraiser for the Victims of Pulse Nightclub
The tragedy that struck Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last Saturday has rocked the core of queer & trans people of color communities.
In a show of solidarity and to raise funds for the families of the victims – some of New York City’s QTPOC deejays (including members Ushka and Riobamba of Dutty Artz) who foster queer spaces have organized this event and will deejay sets to honor the Latinx and Black queer family who have passed in Orlando.
From the Archives: Africa is a Country x Chimurenga x Pan African Space Station
Back in November 2015, Chief Boima (in his role as Africa is a Country’s managing editor) curated three panels at the Pan African Space Station‘sÂ library-of-peopleÂ installation at theÂ Performa 15 Hub in New York City. AIAC invited Dutty Artz’ DJ Ushka,Â York College Professor and writer Rishi Nath, and AIAC’s photo editorÂ Zachary Rosen to host three podcastsÂ on behalf of Africa is a Country.
Dutty Artz 4 Discwoman: 8/26
By now, you’ve probably heard of DISCWOMANÂ – “a platform showcasing and representing the wealth of female-identified DJ talent in the electronic music community.” In an interview with THUMP late last year, DISCWOMAN founders spoke about why they created this platform:
Brown Women Take Over Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre
Dutty Artz has been planning a little takeover of Toronto’sÂ Harbourfront Centre for awhile now. We were asked months ago to showcase how it is that we curate this thing called “global bass” – and tonight, we’re doing that and teaming up with some friends and partners for Harbourfront Centre’s Party on the Block. While Chief Boima was supposed to join me, some unexpected hiccups unfortunately led to him being unable to come. HOWEVER – we quickly called on our extended Dutty Artz family and are pleased that tonight’s line-up is a all-brown women, bad gyal line-up spanning origins from Sri Lanka, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, and Pakistan. How better to experience a sense of connectivity and politics through migrant music if not in the hands of women?
Dutty Artz @ Allied Media Conference!
This Friday 6/19, I’m headed to Detroit, Michigan to deejay the Allied Media Conference Azucar party, headed by DJ IzlaÂ and to head a workshop on Digital Music, Identity, and Place to really delve into all of the nerdy theory and thought we put behind all of our dj sets and productions.
“Yung Bruxa” Mix and Interview with Izla
Ushka @ Vision Quest: Whimsical, Visual tales of Female Protagonists
If you haven’t been to the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Fort Greene, you are missing out. One of my favorite museums, I first came across MoCADA in 2008 when I reviewed Dread Scott’s “Welcome to America” exhibit at the museum for Racewire (now Colorlines). Founding in 1999, MoCADA is known for its progressive programming, featuring exibits from renowned and upcoming black artists that are shifting the conversation on blackness, diaspora, race, and American culture.
iBomba tonight (1/8/15): Maracuyeah, Boogat, Soundculture
You cold? Come be warm with us.
Tonight, we’re getting a special treat at iBomba with a line-up from Chicago, Washington D.C, and Montreal.
Ushka in Mexico City!
Big things! Ushka is headed to DF and she’s going to be connecting with theÂ fam down there (and probably joining a #AyotzinapaÂ protest or two as is her take the streets tendency).
Que Bajo Vs Basement Bhangra Nov 26
Y’all gonna like this one coz we’re letting you get your workÂ out in early before you stuff yourself onÂ turkey day.
On Wednesday, November 26th, QUE BAJO?! meets BASEMENT BHANGRAÂ Â in what has now become an annual pre-thanksgiving mashup of Cumbia vs Bhangra, Bollywood meets Barranquilla, and Samosas meet Empanadas at our dancefloor dinner tableÂ in this friendly audio culture clash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more…)
iBomba with Juliana Huxtable 10/9/14
We at iBomba are super excited to have JULIANA HUXTABLE joining the ranks of iBomba’s bass bumping, mindblowing, change-your-night (and life) guest deejays, helping us to get people turnt up (and thinking too) at our intimate monthly residency at Bembe. (more…)
All Aboard the Que Bajo?! Buses this Saturday
You know about Saturday’s party but what you may not know we are planning on getting you there.
If you are in Brooklyn or Queens, to add to your QB experience, we invite you to hop on one of our party buses letting you start your pre-gameÂ music-filled party bus direct to our venue at Court Studio in Long Island City.
Rum N Lime Podcast Splashes Soca & More
Pioneering Brooklyn-based deejay DLife and independent music and culture writer Rishi Bonneville are teaming up to fill what they see as a void in global bass music online: mixes with a heavy dose of soca. While the Trinidadian art form has recently gained popularity outside of Caribbean, mostly for its 100+ BPM and its festive themes, most American, European and Japanese encounters with the music involve a few select songs. (more…)
Dutty Artz at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
This coming Sunday, July 27th at 5PM, Dutty FamÂ Ripley and Ushka are stepping up to the decks at Lincoln Center for Globalfest’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors.Â The line-upÂ also featuresÂ electronic Bollywood Raga musician Charanjit SinghÂ who is making his U.S debut andÂ BaianaSystem, whoÂ appearÂ on the recentÂ Kafundo Vol. 1Â compilation. (more…)