Rhythm and Roots

Quien quiere Tuki?

Quien quiere Tuki?  is a documentary to be released this month delving into Tuki changa, Venezeula’s home-grown ghetto house rave style. Tuki first appeared in the 80s/early 90s played on mobile sound systems or Minitecas that held battles frequented by legions of dancing waperos (apparently taken from a mispronunciation of the… Read More

Simón Díaz – ‘Tío Simón ‘

After rediscovering a compilation of his music, I dedicate this post to the legacy of Simón Díaz or Tío Simón, one of Venezuela’s most cherished figures and one of Latin America’s most influential musicians. Díaz was born in… Read More

Max Romeo – Protest to M1 (Pacheko Remix)

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots will be taking a short break and be back in about a week…In the meantime here is Igor Bastidas‘ fantastically strange little video to Venezuelan producer Pacheko‘s remix of Max Romeo’s Protest to M1. Enjoy!… Read More