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La Maldición del Timbal - Orquesta El Macabeo, Available Digitally on Bandcamp

La Maldición del Timbal - Orquesta El Macabeo, Available Digitally on Bandcamp

Our punk-salsa heroes from Puerto Rico, Orquesta El Macabeo, were recently featured at Bandcamp Daily with a nice write-up and some catalog selections (article here). The band releases many of their records in co-op fashion, with several labels from around the world helping pick up the tab. Peace & Rhythm have done so for three of the group's records, including the now out-of-print Macacoa 7" and the vinyl edition of their 2011 release El Entierro (we still have VERY limited copies remaining, grab them here) and the brand new release, La Maldición del Timbal, the band's finest effort to date....

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Bob Marley / Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Bob Marley / Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Happy born day to reggae's most enduring superstar and the global face of "third world" music, Robert Nesta Marley! Bob and the gang at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, 1979: Positive Vibration 00:00:00 Wake Up and Live 00:06:31 I Shot the Sheriff 00:11:49 Ambush in the Night 00:16:22 Concrete Jungle 00:20:15 Running Away >  00:25:13 Crazy Baldhead 00:28:55 Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 00:33:22 The Heathen 00:36:46 Ride Natty Ride 00:41:19 Africa Unite 00:45:30 One Drop 00:50:00 Exodus 00:54:04 So Much Things to Say  01:00:14 Zimbabwe 01:03:44 Jamming 01:07:47 Is This Love? 01:12:46 Kinky Reggae 01:16:05 Stir It Up...

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Welcome to Peace & Rhythm

We've just migrated our website and online store to Shopify, making it more accessible and secure. Thank you for visiting!

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June Tyson / Feb 5, 1936 - Nov 24, 1992

June Tyson / Feb 5, 1936 - Nov 24, 1992

The Voice of the Galaxies, June Tyson was the cosmic lead vocalist in Sun Ra's band from '68 until her death. She was also a dancer and helped design costumes for the Arkestra members, as well as played some violin in later years. I highly recommend the classic low-budget blaxploitation sci-fi flick Space Is The Place. Check out June and the Arkestra in this clip: And here's a bonus interview with June:

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Jutta Hipp / Feb 4, 1925 - Apr 7, 2003

Jutta Hipp / Feb 4, 1925 - Apr 7, 2003

Jutta Hipp was a pioneering female jazz pianist from Germany. After a rough time as a displaced person in the '40s in Germany, she toured around Europe in the '50s with Atilla Zoller and others before coming Stateside in '55. She made a few records before retiring from the scene. Today, she has a street named after her in her hometown. This cut features Zoot Sims on the sax:

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