A sofa, a turntable, a few beers, and lots of RECORDS! Join Los Pelangueros (the curators of lapelanga.com), who have spent decades scouring the bottoms of record bins, garages, fleamarkets, private estates, and record stores from around the world as they hangout in La Sala to share vinyl treasures—often with special guests. The show for anyone who is passionate about exploring long-lost music from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
PELS 12-Migration Mix with Sita Bhaumik
We’re back en La Sala again, this time with the artist Sita Bhaumik. She joins us to talk about her new exhibition Estamos contra el muro | We Are Against the Wall and to preview the exclusive Migration Mixtape we are producing for the show.
PELS 11: Brazil and beyond with T-Kay
This month we welcome professional archivist and deejay T-Kay, host of Hip Hop Hooray out of Austin, Texas and Dublab’s The Afternoon Love-In out of Los Angeles. T-Kay has traveled the world collecting records with special attention to Brazil. Listen in as we dive deep into Brazil and head off to Angola, Indonesia and beyond.
PELS: 10 – Kiskeya & Quisqueya
This month we visit the island referred to as Kiskeya or Quisqueya depending which side of the shared border of Haïti or La República Dominicana you live on. To lead us through a vinyl exploration of this beautiful shared musical history we are joined by former Music Director at KALX of UC Berkeley and current Latin Music Curator and Programmer at Pandora, Marcos Juarez.
Important Note: This podcast was recorded before the recent disturbing deportation of Haitians taking place in the D.R.
Pelanga en La Sala: 09 – Cleaning up in México
Digging for records can get dirty, very dirty. So we get to cleaning some of our grimiest records, many of which we found in México and Colombia. DJs China Tu Madre, Papicultor, Smokestack, and Pozole all in La Sala sharing some filthy good music.
* Los Hermanos Flores – Otra Vez
* Los Hermanos de Flores – Flor de Pithaya
* Los Sonadores de la Paz – El Sudcaliforniano
* Miguel Angel Lizarra – Tu Mi Destino
* Manuel Celestino – Naciste Bonita
* Grupo Laser – Buscalo
* Los Hermanos Flores – La Paz
* Los Sonadores de la Paz – Llegando a la Paz
* Los Hermanos Flores – Todos Santos
* Acapulco Tropical – La Pollera Amarilla
* Ray Barretto – Hipocresía y Falsedad
* Ismael Rivera – Traigo Salsa
* Bobby Small – Compas de Cumbia
* Grupo Miramar – Cerro Hermoso
* Andrés Landero – Noche de Cumbia
* Acosta y sus Tremendos – Y Me Critican
* Hermanos Martinez de Allende, N.L. – Bailando en Shorts
Pelanga en La Sala: 008 – The Accordion Episode with Marié Abe
The accordion, one of the most fascinating, unique and without question culturally important musical instruments that all of us pelangueros can’t get enough of. Yet to be honest, we actually know very little about these squeezable typewriter-looking devices. That is why we knew we had to dedicate an entire episode to the accordion and why we were so excited to welcome Professor of Ethnomusicology at Boston University, Co-Producer of Public Radio International’s Squeeze Box Stories and bad-ass acordeonista of the group Debo Band—Marié Abe. Listen as we learn about the accordion’s origins and its travels through Europe, Africa, the Americas and all the way to Japan.
Ferew Hilu – Eshururu
Debo Band – Ambassel
Debo Band – DC Flower
Los Cholos de Pasto – Cumbia de O. Vreeskin
Alejo Durán – Mi pedazo de acordeón
Squeezebox Stories – Trailer
Los Yukinos – De party con las malandrinas
Los Perlas – Tener o no tener
El Cieguito de Nagua – La bailadora
José Santiago Vega – No me hable estrujao
北原謙二 – 銀座パチャンが通り (Kenji Kitahara – Ginza Pachanga)
Ferro Gaita – Tareza
Petar Ralchev – To the north of Bulgaria
Fred Frith – Hands of the juggler
Pelanga en La Sala: 007 – Digging at the record swap
For this podcast we decided to try something we have never done before — set out to do a show without any records from our collection. Instead we went to a local record swap meet with a set budget of $50 each to create our playlist for the day. After a full afternoon of digging through many boxes of dusty records we headed straight back to La Sala to see if we spent our money wisely. We think we did pretty well, but have a listen and let us know what you think.
* Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker – Let’s Start
* 20th Century Steel Band – Heaven and Hell
* Monarco – Silenciar A Mangueira
* Avohou Pierre Et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Makoba Houi Dé O
* Al Hirt – Harlem Hendoo
* Chico Che Y La Crisis – Sagitario
* The Doves – Give Peace to the People
* Orquestre Le Peuple – Massavi Fololo Y’ Africa
* The Numonics – You Lied
* El Gran Combo – El Jolgoria (Wepa-Wepa)