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
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).
You can click here for full details. Photo from the film ©Havana Buzz. Bless…
- 1st year Anniversary Celebration of AFROCUBA! (afrofusionlounge.wordpress.com)