SXSW: Zuzuka Poderosa and Los Rakas in Austin

Los Rakas and Zuzuka Poderosa — artists that I’ve worked with and am a HUGE fan of, will be in Austin, Texas, next week for South By Southwest (SXSW)! Here are the details:

SHOWCASE: Listen GlobalAct Local

FRIDAY || 3/15/13 || 1 PM – 8 PM

Free. All ages. No wristbands/badges required.

Kenny Dorhman’s Backyard
1106 East 11th St, Austin, Texas 78702

More than just another party, the Listen Global. Act Local. showcase is Sol Collective’s second annual meet-up for musicians, artists, activists and creatives. Listen Global. Act Local. unites premiere acts from all corners of the globe to give something back to the Austin community. “With over a million people coming into Austin for South by Southwest, we really wanted to connect with local community and support the city’s creative projects” explains Estella Sanchez, Director of the Sol Collective Arts and Cultural Center in Sacramento.

Listening global means a lineup of some of the heaviest hitters in the global music movement including A Tribe Called Red, Los Rakas, Mandeep Sethi, Sonora, World Hood, Zuzuka Poderosa, Las Cafeteras, Chorizo Funk, Sapient, El Indio, and DLRN.

All info:

More about the artists >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
“Already known as mixtape wizards before they started recording their own songs, Los Rakas concocts a bilingual gumbo from the Caribbean musical diaspora of Jamaican dance hall, reggaeton and reggae, stiffened with straight short of hip-hop and R&B.” –LA Times
“Their politics are refreshingly evident but subterranean to pop dazzle.  Hide your teenage daughters from their energetic live show. –
Village Voice

Los Rakas website:
Latest video “Bien Ribetiao“:

“Baile funk flipped inside-out.” – SPIN
“Not only is she bringing her own brand of the hot Brazilian underground sound to the rest of the world, but from her international vantage point she operates like a provocatively rhyming hurricane, sucking up global riddims from ghettotech to dancehall and flinging them back out at gale-force speeds.” – MTV 

Zuzuka’s new “Carioca Bass” EP in Fact Magazine:
Zuzuka’s new video, “Seda” in Spin Magazine:


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