Just wanna take a moment to wish the lovely Meligrosa a happy birthday! Sapo verde homegirl!
This past Saturday, after recovering from opening night for our Day of the Dead exhibit, I ventured to KPFA in Berkeley to hang out with DJ Rosi Reyes and DJ Aztec Parrot.
I was there to shoot some promo photos for Rosi and had a great time listening in on her show Ritmo de las Americas. While I was there I decided to shoot some animated gifs as well.
I had lots of fun and Rosi was kind enough to take my request to play my current musical obsession: Clorofila’s BabyRock Rock.
That’s it for now, this is Rio signing off!
Wooohooo! It’s been a crazy last 72 hours leading up until tonight. I’ve felt a lot of love and support these last few days as I’ve worked my tail off to get the show up. Tonight was a dream come true. As I type these words it’s almost midnight and I’m still at SOMArts, facing the monumental task of turning off all the multimedia components of the exhibit. To stall for a moment I thought I’d share these animated gifs that I shot tonight.
To say that Clorofila’s “BabyRock Rock” is my jam of the moment is an understatement. I am completely obsessed with the song and have been looping it on my ipod whenever I go out for a walk. It’s one of those songs that I know I’ll associate with this phase of my life for years to come.
In one of my dorkier moments of artistic crushing I sent a friend request on facebook to the song’s vocalist Fernanda Karolys. She accepted and much to my surprise she “liked” my link to a live version of the song. It made my night. *Le sigh.*
Here is the live video I shared the link to. It’s truly a masterpiece in my humble opinion.
Peace and Nortec,
Wow! Humbled and full of pride over this Bay Guardian article on the work I am doing with my Dad. I’m feeling the love tonight.
Two weeks ago I was a guest on KPFA’s Ritmo de las Americas. Alongside Professor Katynka Martinez (AKA The Sunnyside Gardener) we had our playlists broadcast by DJ Rosi Reyes. It was a great night of music, cheap beer, and delicious chile rellenos cooked by Rosi. Episode 8 of my podcast is our segment on the show, give it a listen below.
CuCu Diamantes & Los Tucanes de Tijuana – El Burrito (Nortec Panoptica Remix)
Up, Bustle & Out – Cumbion Mountain (Chico Sonido & Toy Selectah Remix)
Up, Bustle & Out – Blue Night / Mavi Gece
Ivo Meirelles & Funk’n Lata – Baile Funk Medley
La Santa Cecilia – Chicle
The Armenta Brothers – Miss Jenny
You can listen to Ritmo de las Americas every Saturday from 7:00PM – 9:00PM on KPFA 94.1FM.