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Afrobeta Bodega proudly presents: House of Pela
Sunday, December 29th 2013
Club Naga : 450 Mass Ave. – Cambridge, MA
5pm – 10pm | 19+ with valid ID | Admission: $10 Pre-Sale / $15 General / $20 at the Door
House of Pela returns with Resident Selectors:
Max Pela & Jorge Serra (Afrobeta Bodega / House of Pela)
Featuring Special Guest: Djinji Brown (Yoruba Records – Miami, FL)
Projections & Visuals by: Jay Medina (Afrobeta Bodega / JMVJ)
The hottest Sunday afternoon event in town returns following an amazing evening with Osunlade. We are extremely excited to host our brother DJ/Producer Djinji Brown of Yoruba Records.
Djinji Brown (the ‘D’ is silent) grew up in the harsh neighborhoods of the Bronx, New York. As a youth, Djinji traveled around the world with his father (avant-garde saxophonist Marion Brown) who was described as an “Ethnomusicologist”. Through his study and exposure to world and exotic instruments and the music of different cultures, Djinji grew to love and appreciate other musical genres. He credits his love of world music to his father, and his love and respect for other cultures to his mother: a student of anthropology and a lover of salsa. Living in the Bronx exposed Djinji to the hip-hop culture that not only encompassed music but also the art of graffiti and break-dancing. In the late eighties, Djinji was also intrigued by hard rock, and joined New York hardcore band Absolution as the group’s front man.
Djinji eventually headed the hip-hop route and was apprentice to Public Enemy producer, Eric ‘Vietnam’ Sadler. He worked with artists such as Pete Rock and CL Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest, Cassandra Wilson, Barrington Levy and a host of others. Djinji’s first major production gig was the debut album for famed freestyle emcee, Supernatural. When the album was finally completed, entirely produced by Djinji, it was shelved by the record label and was never released. Since then, Djinji has worked with the Jungle Brothers, David Byrne, and a slew of underground rappers and poets.
In the fall of 2002, Djinji finally released his debut album, Sirround Sound, through Seven Heads Entertainment. The album is an eclectic mix of hip-hop, Afro, Latin, Caribbean, Dub, House, and Drum-n- Bass sounds, a throwback to the days of early hip-hop park jams in the 1970’s. In 2008, Djinji released his second album, Afro-Bionic, on Yoruba Records.
House of Pela is dedicated to bringing you the finest in House Music entertainment, while gathering together like minded individuals who share our passion. We incorporate the feeling of a club night with an afternoon of cultural diversity and art. Each month we will be featuring a special guest DJ, which will add a slightly different musical flavor to all of our events.
Fashion is appreciated, dress smart.
We thank you in advance for your love and support.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Afrobeta Bodega | Fusicology | Naga | VDK. Multimedia | One Gig | JMVJ