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Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
W. 6th Street & S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, California 90057
Dublab & Dutty Artz present
¡Un Saludo! A night of cumbia sonidera and Native American waila at the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
PAPAGO WARRIOR (PdubStyle WailaMusic)
SONIDO RUMBANDELA (Sonido Rumbandela)
SONIDO LA CUMBIA (Sonido La cumbia inalcanzable)
XANDÃO (Dutty Artz)
Thursday, August 17th
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Papago Warrior is an 8-member band from the Tohono O'odham Nation that plays waila, an indigenous social dance music from Arizona-Sonora, Mexico border which blends cumbia, mazurka, schottische, and norteña. Driven by accordion, electric guitar, and saxophone riffs, and a heavy rhythm section, Papago Warrior (P-Dub) infuses native waila (from bailar) with infectious reggae-tinged reinterpretions of cumbia. Since 2005, Papago Warrior has performed at the National Museum of the American Indian, been featured at the Native American Music Awards, and released 7 albums.
Sonido Rumbandela and Sonido La Cumbia are sound system sonidero DJs who mix bass-heavy Mexican cumbia while speaking fans’ dedications to absent loved-ones and family members. These saludos (shout-outs) create an auditory archive of feelings of longing and love for families separated by the border. They are renowned for their skillfulness on the mic and for their powerful, effects-heavy sound systems.
Xandão is a DJ, anthropologist, and dance-floor ethnographer. She recently produced and curated ¡Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA, a compilation which highlights how Discos Barba Azul, a small music shop and label in downtown LA, became a hub of border-crossing cumbia sonidera and the genre’s most significant distributor in the United States.