To help you plan your summer swinging:
Thursday, June 3...Bio Ritmo and DJ Bongohead at the Iron Horse, Northampton.
I will have Rei from funky salsa machine Bio Ritmo on Clandestino on Monday 230-430pm (ET), WMUA.org. I also will have tickets to give away on the program.
Here's the Facebook event page (for those with FB):
Friday, June 4...The Equalites at Deja Brew, Wendell.
Valley reggae veterans.
Saturday, June 5...Naia Kete's Going Away Show with guests like Black Rebels, Kristen Ford and more at the old Dynamite Records spot in the basement of Thornes Marketplace, Northampton.
Another FB event link:
Friday, June 11...Shokazoba and friends at the Elevens, Northampton.
Saturday, June 12...Shokazoba at the Moles Eye, Brattleboro.
Sunday, June 13...Kristen Ford Band and friends at Black Moon, Belchertown.
Benefit for Institute for the Musical Arts' Rock & Roll Girl's Camp. Featured guests include Abbie Barrett, Jen Tobey, Carrie Ferguson and others. Show some love!
Link here for the event details and here for the IMA's site.
Tuesday, June 15...Tony Allen at Middle East, Cambridge.
The afrobeat ambassador with a ten-piece band. Also with Uhuru Arika's Dancefloor Explosion.
Links: http://www.worldmusic.org/ and http://www.mideastclub.com/
Saturday, June 19...DJs Studebaker Hawk and Andujar at McCusker's "La Placita del Mercado" party, Shelburne Falls.
Welcome summer as we spin Latin, African, Caribbean and funk/soul vinyl. Bringing the heat to the hills!
Links: here is the event page for FB folks
And a few more we'll discuss later...
Monday, July 5...Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba event at the Energy Park, Greenfield.
Tuesday, July 13...Grupo Fantasma and Latin Night DJs at the Iron Horse, Northampton.
Saturday, July 24...Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, Shokazoba and DJ Andujar at the Elevens, Northampton.