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New 7 inch 45 from Orquesta El Macabeo - Yankee Go Home!

New 7 inch 45 from Orquesta El Macabeo - Yankee Go Home!

The latest effort by Puerto Rico’s salsa rebels Orquesta El Macabeo is a very timely cover version of the Daniel Santos anti-imperialist anthem “Yankee Go Home” appropriately coupled with the title song from their last LP, “La Maldición Colonial” on the flip side. In choosing to reinterpret “Yankee Go Home”, the original of which was released decades ago on the LP “Los Patriotas” (a joint release from Daniel “El Jefe” Santos and Pedro “Davilita” Ortiz Davila) as a daring protest song that sang “truth to power”, Orquesta El Macabeo give a fresh new take on the long, rich tradition of...

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MIXTAPE: Peace & Rhythm Label Mix By Studebaker Hawk

MIXTAPE: Peace & Rhythm Label Mix By Studebaker Hawk

Here's a brand new mixtape put together by DJ Studebaker Hawk of tunes found on Peace & Rhythm releases to date, from the very first 7" to the freshest! Give it a listen, check out the links, buy some records, support independent music!! A huge thank you to all the artists we've had the pleasure of working with, Studebaker Hawk for the mix, Margot Glass for the art, and YOU for listening!! Track list: 0:00 Peliroja - Situaciones (comp: J. Batista, M. Eckroth, J. Plasse) - from Situaciones / Ciudad de Nadie 7" P&R-45-002  (OUT OF PRINT) band website, official...

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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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2015 Year-End Round-Up (with guests!)

Among the many beautiful things about sound & music is that it can supplement your life's routine in so many different ways. Whether you look at (or hear or make) music as artistic expression, ritual, relaxation, protest, celebration, dance release, mathematical composition, entertainment, fashion, comedy or even as background sound, there is no wrong way to appreciate music. It fills our lives with joy or aggression, songs about love and hate, constructions of rhythm and noise, harmony or disruption. Only a high-minded snob will pooh-pooh somebody's artistic creation. (Although they are certainly out there, usually in the form of talentless...

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Peace & Rhythm Tour This Week!!

Peace & Rhythm's DJs Andujar and Bongohead will be hitting the road next week to spin some funky latin vinyl delights in a few spots. We'll be joining some friends and some P&R bands. We'll also have plenty of merch with us available for purchase. You will also be able to hear test pressings of forthcoming Peace & Rhythm releases! Come and hang out with us! Here are the details: UPDATE: Sorry but we had to cancel this night. NYC Trust DJs will be there with the band. We'll be back soon Barbés. Mon 8/31 Barbés--Brooklyn...We'll be spinning after excellent...

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