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Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477-2475 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Mélange with Dj diaspora
You will be serenaded by the eclectic sounds of Afrodisco, Afrobeat, Latin beat, nujazz, disco, and rare groove-- music made as nearby as the DMV and as far away as São Paulo. All vinyl!
Dj Diaspora started buying records in her hometown Chicago, inspired by the underground deep house parties in the early 90s. After moving to the UK, she was blown away by West London's «broken beat» scene, and knew her mission as a DJ-- to share broken beat, and its influences, with the US. While DJing in Chicago, Philly, NYC, and DC, DJ Diaspora developed her eclectic blend of broken beat with Afrobeat, Latin beat, deep house, Brazilian jazz, disco, drum 'n bass/jungle, dub, and nujazz, with a focus on the African diaspora (which most of broken beat's UK originators are part of). DJ Diaspora has had the honor of opening for innovative artists such as Femi Kuti and the Positive Force and DJ Rekha of Basement Bhangra.