Interview with AFROCUBA’s DJ Asho

March 6, 2011 § 3 Comments

On the first anniversary of AFROCUBA, DJ Asho sat down with Afrofusion to talk about how he developed the idea for the event, and how far it has come since the first edition. On Thursday February 10 at Sutra Lounge in Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, the event kicked off with a screening of the classic documentary Cuando Los Espiritus Bailan Mambo (When the Spirits Dance Mambo), by Marta Morena Vega. The night also included a live (and lively), very

DJ Asho chats with Riziki

interactive performance by Oscar Rousseaux Pons and his group Alafia. It felt like I was back in the east end of Sierra Leone, hearing those Yoruba chants and Afro-Cuban drums! Then, of course, there was DJ Asho himself spinning the best of rumba, salsa and timba for the energetic and enthusiastic crowd. You can also find photos from the event on our photo gallery page. The next edition of AFROCUBA! takes place Thursday March 10, also at Sutra Lounge. It will include the customary film screening; this time of the documentary Animals of Cuban Music (Jen Paz, 2009; 70 minutes).

Still from "Animals of Cuban Music" (©Havana Buzz)

 

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§ 3 Responses to Interview with AFROCUBA’s DJ Asho

  • Loved the interview, I think it was very informative and educational… Washington DC needs DjAsho and Afro Cuba… for Cultural and Musical and Historical reasons…Please keep me in mind when ever you might need a additonal percussionist for any of your functions, I am not much of a Dancer but I do know how to play Afrocuban Music, Rumba, Salsa, Latin Jazz … “I Applaud you” Viva Cuba

  • […] Interview with AFROCUBA’s DJ Asho On the first anniversary of AFROCUBA, DJ Asho sat down with Afrofusion to talk about how he developed the idea for the event, and how far it has come since the first edition. On Thursday February 10 at Sutra Lounge in Washington, DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood, the event kicked off with a screening of the classic documentary Cuando Los Espiritus Bailan Mambo (When the Spirits Dance Mam … Read More […]

  • […] the path of rumba from African continent to Caribbean island and on to the States, this Thursday, Ariel Fernandez, known as DJ Asho, brings his project Afrocuba! to the East Bay. According to Fernandez, who moved to New York from […]

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