World Beat Weekend

So after playing New York Tropical and Rubulad back to back, I’m looking forward to another fun weekend, this time with a lot less work.  On Friday night, the ZZK crew from Argentina touches down in Williamsburg for a show at Union Pool. If Billyburg isn’t your hood you can also catch them saturday on the soundsytem at Santos Playhouse in manhattan which should be heavy on the bass end with those subs they have downstairs. If I’m understanding correctly the ZZK at Santos thing is an early show, from 7-11pm so after el guiso en Santos,  we’re heading over to catch the AFRIKA party at Le Poisson Rouge.


ZZK @ Union Pool  (8:00pm – 11:55pm) 484 Union Ave  (L train to Lorimer)

ZZK Records is a homegrown, artists’ collective launched recently out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ZZK Records evolved from Zizek Club, the weekly party in Palermo, capital of South American hip, where visiting artists and resident deejays attract consistent crowds of global, street music fans. At Zizek, cumbia gets thrown in a sonic blender with minimal electronica, dancehall, reggaeton and dub mashups, and original beats.
“Zizek’s a cornerstone of the fast-rising cumbia scene, packing in crowds with music that can perhaps be best described as the ultimate mash-up of underground Latin club sounds: reggaetón and dancehall bleeding into ghettotech and hip-hop, with traditional and electronic dance beats swirling around the whole hot, boiling stew.” -SF Weekly


ZZK @ Santos Party House (96 Lafayette St 7:00pm – 11:00pm)

Fauna, Douster, and El G take Manhattan!

On Saturday April 4, Zizek Club jets into the Big Apple to headline at Santos Party House. They’ll be bringing their sonic blender of cumbia mixed with a dash of electronica, dancehall, reggaeton, and a ton of original beats. Guaranteed to have a down right fun time dancing your back parts off.


DJ Ayo’s Global Low Frequency @ Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street 10pm-4am

Celebrating the Urban-Hipster Musical Cultures of Africa abroad. We funk with Afrobeat, Raggasonic hiphop, Coupe Decale, Soukous, Cumbia, Zouk, Salsa & Samba breaks’n house, electro-kwassa & Kwaito.

DJs + live instruments & special guests vocals.
Incl. legendary guest drummer and flutist.


DJ/Live beats programming by EMCH (Subatomic Sound System)

DJ Ayo (ex-Multi Kulti store selector)

Jojo Kuo (ex-drummer Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango)

Sylvain Leroux (African Flutes)

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