- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
Afroqbano, Santos, Quinto y Bongo (Jose Marquez Mix), Atjazz Lovesoul Remix (Havana Cultura), Celia Cruz (Jose Marquez Remix) and more.
++ Tell us about the mix? ++ It was recorded at home in preparation for the African & Diasporic Religious Studies Association conference this year where I presented on Oyasound. I wanted to create a mix that featured Yoruba's influence in house music. It's a mix of old and new tracks.
++ What did you take away from your trip to Santiago ++ It was indeed a spiritual & musical awakening for me. I have a strong interest in how traditional Haitian art, culture, & spirituality has informed the craft of Haitian electronic artists. When I found out about the festival in Santiago, the idea was so aligned with the work I am doing. Santiago also has a rich Haitian history. I was so excited to visit, participate as a DJ and share my interpretation of the music. For me, it was a great opportunity to explore art, culture, and spirituality not only from an African diasporic lens but also have a global connection with various people I've met. What better way than through music!