Save the date: Thursday, October 20th Mochilla & Hit+Run present “MOCHILLA REMIXED” at the Townhouse Gallery in Venice. Some of our favorite visual artists have flipped the classic Mochilla logo, originally designed by Stephen Serrato – check out Augustine Kofie’s version (included). On opening night, these logo remixes will be on display alongside iconic photographs by Mochilla founders B+ and Coleman. Each has selected specia…l photo selects from their vast collection for this exhibition that runs from October 20th-November 12th.
•Participating Mochilla Logo Remix Artists:
Aaron De La Cruz
Also running alongside the show will be a pop-up shop with our recent releases and a few classic selects. Keep an eye out for some very special limited edition Mochilla gear that will only be available the night of the show. Don’t miss the opening night after party next door at the Del Monte Speakeasy with surprise guests! We’ll be celebrating our recent Timeless Remixed project on our “Feito Em Casa” Mixes.
• 7pm-10pm* Art Exhibition : Townhouse Gallery
• 10pm-2am* After Party: (Two Doors East) Del Monte Speakeasy
MOCHILLA REMIXED After Party
Live Performance by
Bei-Ru (Beat/DJ Set)
DJing throughout the night
+some very special guests…
Check http://mochilla.com/ for updates.
Posted in Art, Brasil, Communication, Design, Exhibition Opening, Fresh, Hip Hop, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Mochilla, Music, New Releases, Print
Tagged augustine kofie, B+, Babu, Bei-Ru, Coleman, keepdrafting, Mike Park, Mochilla, Patrick Martinez, retna, Rocio Ivey Contreras, Ta'raach, wyldeflower
flora purim – butterfly dreams (1974) // dusty fingers. great SF finds*
On the Sunday before Stevie Wonder took Los Angeles on a Global Soul journey at the Hollywood Bowl. A different journey was being tracked by a young singer from Brasil in front of Graumanns Chinese Theatre. In one take here unedited, covering the song made famous by songstress Elsie Houston – Iara Renno traced the journey of another young Brasilian of Portuguese descent Carmen Miranda. Iara is a good friend of Mochilla and a third generation singer/songwriter. She looked after us when we went to premiere Timeless in Rio. She has a keen sense of history especially of the twenties and thirties. Her Operatic Ballet based on Macunaíma the famous magical, allegorical novel by ethno-musicologist Mario de Andrade is an inspiring piece. To see her work an unsuspecting crowd on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday reminds us of the era when CGI and Darth Vader impersonators didn’t exist.
IN MEMORY OF ELSIE HOUSTON
By Iara Renno
eh eh eh
eh eh ah
where is my turtledove
who fled the cage…
Turtledove, a traditional song, was recorded in the 30’s by Elsie Houston. She was the daughter of a father from the U.S and a mother in Rio. She is Carmen Miranda’s contemporary, a friend of Pagu and Mário de Andrade. Elsie was part of this group of artists who invented indigenous Brazilian culture. Today I find myself entranced by their memory and, like them (Carmen and Elsie), somehow I ended up here in ‘Los Angeles’. My mother has the last name Miranda (no relation), and I am the turtledove, whose destiny is to sing and fly around the world.
Ê ê ê
ê ê ah
cadê minha pomba-rola
que fugiu lá do pombal…
Pomba-Rola, canção de domínio público, foi gravada na década de 30 por Elsie Houston. Filha de pai norte-americano e mãe carioca, contemporânea de Carmen Miranda, amiga de Pagu e Mário de Andrade, Elsie fez parte desse grupo de artistas que trouxeram à tona a cultura genuinamente brasileira. Já não é de hoje minha identificação com esse sentimento… é desse mesmo ponto que parto, e, assim como Carmen e Elsie, de algum modo vim parar aqui na ‘América’. Minha mãe tem Miranda no nome, e minha herança é essa memória genética dos passáros, cujo destino é cantar e voar pelo mundo.
Big thanks to Benjamin Tierney for the sound mix.
Posted in Brasil, Communication, Film, Fresh, Inspiration, Mochilla, Music, Video
Tagged Brasil, Cosmic Sounds, hollywood, Iara Renno, Los Angeles, Macunaíma, Mochilla, Organic Sounds
Mochilla presents Sertão, An Evening with DJ Nuts (Brazil) + more!
Join us Saturday July 30th
in downtown Los Angeles as we welcome:
from Brasilwith a Live performance by
To top off the night we got DJ Sets by
digging deep into their brasilian crates!
Take an audible trip to brasil w/ Mochilla and friends!
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 | 9pm-2am
Located at: NoLa’s 734 E 3rd. Street, Los Angeles. | side note, the food there is FANTASTIC, so have your dinner with us and dance it off to some samba!!!
like life should be*
Posted in Brasil, Events, Fresh, Mochilla, Music
Tagged Brasil, Brazil, DJ, DJ Nuts, Downtown LA, Iara Renno, Live Performances, Maracatu, MarceloD2, muito legal, NoLa's, Samba, Saturday July 30th
Once a month, Braza! is taking a faithful crowd on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, Tropicália, Hip Hop, Forró, House, Boogie, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Disco, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and so much more this great country has to offer.
Whether it’s Kento playing his recent finds from a Brazilian family visit or Vanka and Elan playing the contemporary rhythms of Baile Funk and Brazilian house you’re guaranteed to see groups of Brazilian transplants moving and socializing. But what gives Braza its lively reputation and charm is the addition of live Brazilian percussion players, iconic Brazilian images being projected onto SOM’s wall, and even food carts serving up native delights.. The party achieves the difficult task of not only bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil but most importantly a spirit that usually can only be found 6,476 miles away.
B and Eric Coleman (Mochilla, LA)
Hosted by Antonio Guedes
Music & video clips taken from Obrigado Dilla – A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo.
Posted in Art, Brasil, Events, Film, Hip Hop, Inspiration, LivePerformances, Mochilla, Music, Photography
Tagged B+, Brasilintime, Braza, Brian Cross, Dilla, DJ Nuts, Eric Coleman, Jon Kim, Madlib, Mochilla, Pupillo, Sao Paulo, SESC Pompeii, SF
Heavy session tonight. What we love about music in one place at one time. Check your egos at the door and dance like no-one can see you. Kim-chi pancakes and maracuja rum provided by e3rd, music by Quantic, Cut Chemist, Cee Brown, Byze Uno, Shinehead, Ganas, B+and lots more dropping by… Carnival vibes… all crew welcome. Bring records if you feel you should. . .
Mochilla Carnival Listening Session!
TONIGHT! Tuesday, March 8th @ e3rd!
734 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
10pm-2am | FREE til 11p $5 After | Special Surprise Guests*
$6 Batidas (Special brasilian coacktail) until 11pm
Flyer flipped by Roman Teanio (http://tastemakerflavor.com)
too amazing. all i can say is… eu quero morar no brasil
meus filhos, meu tesouro / my children, my treasure
*must add to my collection, the record, not the children (at least not yet…)