Nov 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: kuduro

Mixtape Mondays: Walshy Fire x Fully Focus, QQ, Machel Montano, Kalibandulu

Words by Deejay Theory

MM 34

As Carnival season charges on, it’s Labor Day Weekend here in the states which in NYC can only mean one very important thing the West Indian American Day Parade. Take on the road, wherever you may be, with some  mixes below.

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Mixtape Mondays: Murlo, DJ Sabo, DJ Satelite

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 23

Spring has officially sprung and we’re ready to greet the warmer, longer days with a healthy selection of tropical mixtape heat. Digging into some deeper, darker and ultramodern territory this week, we travel the globe once again to round up that new song, artist, deejay or genre to spice up your week. Go in below.

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Cross Blends: Kuduro in the Caribbean

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Ghetto Bassquake

From Vamanos’ Ghetto Bassquake blog comes an interesting report on the growing popularity of Angolan kuduro music in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. The writer, Rainstick, describes a surprise run-in with “Danca Do Sal” fom Angola’s Helder, a landmark record for kuduro—a hybrid of African and Caribbean rhythms (specifically soca), techno and house music which developed in Angola in the ’90s and has since become a major part of the soundscape in Africa’s former Portuguese colonies—on Haitian pirate radio in Brooklyn, only to learn that the sound has taken root not just in Haiti but in St. Lucia, too.

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Mixtape Mondays: WILDLIFE! x Gold Rush Intl, Deadly Dragon, Old Money

Words by DJ Theory

Broadcasting live from Palawan, Philippines this week, we have another generous edition of Mixtape Mondays at hand, with some the biggest forwards from today, tomorrow and some dusted-off gems from yesterday that very few can hold but many can appreciate. From Southeast Asia to Switzerland, Jamaica to NYC, we’ve got another 360-degree dose of MM here on LargeUp. Take a moment to digest these new offerings, and your week ahead will thank you.

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Under The Rubble: Haitian Music in 2010

Words by Erin MacLeod and Etienne Côté-Paluck, photo by Jeff Antebi.


Without a doubt, the event that drew the world’s attention to the Caribbean in 2010 was not anything that happened in the world of music but the overwhelmingly destructive earthquake in Haiti. The quake forever altered the landscape of Haiti, and the music scene was no exception. Jeremy Robins–producer alongside Magali Damas of The Other Side of the Water, a documentary about Haitian rara music and the band Djarara, described the impact of the disaster this way:

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