Martin Perna of Ocote Soul Sounds presents Bluefield Sound System : Afro-Nicaraguan Music
Martin Perna of Ocote Soul Sounds presents Bluefields Sound System : Afro-Nicaraguan music
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-09-02
Papa said do read up.
Martin Perna, founder of the legendary Antibalas, now resides in Nicaragua, and when visiting us this summer in Paris, promised he'd find a way to send a selection of some Afro-Nicaraguan grooves to rock our earplugs. Less than a month my mailbox goes ding dong and soon I'm downloading music with the enthousiasm of a kid opening a christmas present. The package definitively delivers and we'll all be jumping and rocking to the pulse of Afro-Nicaraguan music from Bluefields, Nicaragua! It's music you won't hear on the radio coming from the heart of Central America, but not music you won't find on the internet... thanks to Paris DJs growing family of musicians, producers and DJs from all over the globe!!
Martin Perna recently released a fantastic third album from his Afro-Latin project Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada (on the Eighteen Street Lounge label) and should be touring in Europe early 2010...
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01. Sabu El Cat Man - Monkey Point Girls
02. Sabu El Cat Man - Live Your Life
(from 'Live Your Life' album, 1981, reissued thru Earthcds Partners)
03. Mango Ghost - Fyah in Bluefields
04. Rondon Orchestra - Lion Pon It
05. Rondon Orchestra feat. Sabu El Cat Man - Tulululu
06. Rondon Orchestra feat Kila B - Zion-O
07. Mad Angels vs. Evan Rhodes - Bluefields Gyals
(More info on evanrhodes3)
Selected and mixed by Martin Perna of Ocote Soul Sounds (ocotesoul.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)
In Nicaragua, the Bluefields Sound System is a music and video production company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Indigenous and Creole culture form Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast. The Bluefields Sound System comes with a lineup of heavy-hitting veteran musicians and young stars on the rise, providing a hot blend of roots reggae and dancehall fire. Papa Banton, Kali Boom, Mad Angels and 'The Nicaraguan Man' himself, Kila B, represent for the younger generation, but the star of the show is Profesór Sabu aka 'El Hombre Gato'. The 65-year-old performs with the energy of a gatito; showing off his wild leg kicks and dance moves that would make the artist formerly known as Michael Jackson jealous. After everyone has completed their sets, backing band The Mighty Blue returns to the stage and lays the foundation for a good old fashioned jam session, where the leaders of the old school combined with the leaders of the new show that it really is 'One Love'.
Sabu in the Jailhouse - The legendary professor Sabu gives a jailhouse performance in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Sabu El Cat Man is a living Legend, and according to folklore was born a monkey and sold his soul to receive his powers to inject audiences with his music. In the 60's and 70's Sabu circled the Night Clubs of Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua, entertaining audiences with his pattented catman style. In the 80's he was appointed the Minister of Culture, by the Sandanista party and he represented Nicaragua in Cuban, and Venezuelan Music Festivals. Eventually he was afforded the oportunity to record "Live Your Life, Viva tu Vida" a unique disk, ranging from Caribbean Country to Mento and Calypso Music.
Bluefields Sound System Classics is proud to present Sabu, and his first solo album , 'Live Your Life'. Sabu spent the 60's and 70's circling the Night Clubs of Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua, entertaining audiences with his pattented catman style, In 1981 with the help of his cousin Tobie, of Tobie's Hardware, and Cawibe's Musical Director, Rene Cassels; Sabu was afforded the oportunity to record this unique disk, ranging from Caribbean Country to Mento and Calypso Music. Sabu is a living Legend, and according to folklore was born a monkey and sold his soul to receive his powers to inject audiences with his music. In the 80's he was appointed the Minister of Culture, by the Sandanista party and he represented Nicaragua in Cuban, and Venezuelan Music Festivals. He continues to sing, and dance, injecting the music to his audiences with the power of a skilled artisian.
This disk has been carefully remastered from the original tapes, and avalaible for the first time on CD. Look for our up comming Film in a special DVD/CD package.
Mango Ghost, Sabu, René, Poochie: Bluefields, Nicaragua · July 24, 2009.
Experience these last legend perform a traditional May-Pole song in Bluefields Nicaragua as part of the forthcoming documentary by Bluefields Sound System which explores the struggle, survival and throbbing pulse of three generations of music from the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.
Feature documentary coming soon on DVD at earthcds!