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Alpha 606 at Jazid for Bemba This Saturday

If you've ever wondered what Cuban rumba legend Perez Prado would sound like with an electro makeover, than you're on the same page as locally born and bred producer/programmer Armando Martinez, better known as Alpha 606. But most likely you haven't, because there are very few people with wavelengths out there enough to consider using Afro-Cuban sounds in alchemy with the ambient surrealism Alpha 606 delivers.

There are some, however, and a few of those like minded souls will be gathered together to offer a very unique electronica show at Jazid on Saturday called Bemba, which promises to offer Distraught Mambo, Synth Rumba, Bongo Bass, and of course, Alpha 606's "Afro-Cuban Electronics." Some of those others on the lineup include Sindri, Medley, Cowboy and Nomadic, with whom Alpha collaborates for a side project called iyá, which will also be featured.

Bemba takes place at Jazid (1342 Washington Avenue) this Saturday, January 16, from 10pm-5am. Cover is $10.

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Christopher Lopez