World Funk

Funk Parade 2018 Closing Party

World Funk

Sir Ramases, DJ Neville C, Marcello Bentine, Leon City Sounds

Saturday May 12

10:30 pm

$5

This event is 21 and over

*** Free all night with Funk Parade wristband for 21+. $5 before midnight, $10 after midnight. Drink specials all night!*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Sir Ramases
Sir Ramases
Sir-Ramases Kofi is the founder of the non-profit Afro Ritmo Records Research Collective which archives, collects, releases, and spreads awareness about the world's rarest music on the vinyl format. With six members in total each hailing from their distinct tropical homelands, this group scours the earth looking for lost and forgotten musical treasures
DJ Neville C
DJ Neville C
DJ Neville C aka Neal Becton is the owner of a tropical vinyl record store called Som Records. Located at 1843 14th Street NW. It is home to the best new and used records releases from around the globe.

A Florida native, Neal Becton was raised in Atlanta, GA and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Neal started DJing in 1990 while maintaining careers in hotel management and journalism. He gave his life over completely to vinyl when he opened his own record store in 2003. His personal collection is formidable, to say the least; he currently owns more than 12,000 13,000 14,000 a bazillion records. With those kinds of deep crates, no style of music is beyond his grasp.

Neal got his start at Washington DC’s famous State of the Union club in the early 90’s. He hosted “Around the World in 80 Beats” on XM Satellite Radio for over two years. He has DJed in Madrid, Auckland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York at that great house party you went to in Mount Pleasant back in ’95. Venues played include the 9:30 Club, Nation, Metro Cafe, Black Cat Club, State of the Union, Science Club, The Bayou, Zanzibar, Bossa, Taste of DC and many more.
Marcello Bentine
Marcello Bentine
Marcello Bentine was born in the early 1970s with Brazilian roots and music in his blood. Raised between Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian records his family regularly played at home were the soundtrack to his childhood. He has become an avid vinyl collector of the genre and began spinning those same records at underground parties in Miami and Rio in the late 90s. He has thrown several “Classic Brazilian” inspired parties around the world, with such DJs/producers as Marcelinho Da Lua (Rio de Janeiro), Sunlightsquare (London), Nickodemus/Greg Caz (NYC), DJ Bronco (Paris), and DJ Le Spam/Mr. Brown (Miami)
Leon City Sounds
Leon City Sounds
León City Sounds are two Selectors from Washington DC and Lima, Peru with a lots of love for Roots Reggae, Dub, Ska, Cumbia, Chicha and FusioN.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/