I’m not in New York City right now, but for you New Yorkers, you’re not going to want to miss this super future-rooted line up in Brooklyn manana! Here’s all the info:

Names You Can Trust, Pa’lante! NYC & Conrazón present ¡Dura!

*Featuring Resident DJs Monk-One, E’s E, Christian Martir & Boogieman.
*Performing Live La Mecánica Popular w/Special Guest Vocalist Benny “Mr. Nice” Vargas.

Facebook invite – RSVP.

¡Dura! is a new series dedicated to the roots & future sounds of Salsa Dura in NYC and around the globe. Led by a collaborative crew of heavy selectors and deep crates that includes Monk-One & E’s E of Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, Christian Martir of Pa’lante NYC and Ridegwood’s Boogieman. The team promises to touch on the many styles and influences of Salsa that have been circualting on record from the 1960s until now.

Expect a heavy dose of of original Salsa Dura, Guaganco, Descarga, Bugalú, Bomba and more.

Continuing the musical bridge set forth by the crew of DJs, a special one-time only performance teams the rising NYC Psychedelic Salsa band La Mecánica Popular with guest vocalist Benny “Mr. Nice” Vargas.

Read about him in Wax Poetics here.

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A living legend in Salsa’s underground scene, Benny Vargas has spent the last six decades killing stages worldwide with some of the heaviest salsa New York City has ever produced. In 1969 he and his crew of Brooklyn Boricuas dropped the now renowned album Amaral Records presents Dax Pacem. The record has gone on to become a classic among fans and viewed as a holy grail among Latin vinyl collectors. Throughout his iconic career Benny has worked with everyone from Hector Lavoe to Louie Vega to Marc Anthony. He now continues that legacy of great salsa produced in the planet of Brooklyn by joining La Mecánica Popular for a special night guaranteed to be legendary!

Friday March 14th
Radio Bushwick
22 Wyckooff Ave (L-Train to Jefferson)
10PM Doors
$10 Admission
$5 w/RSVP to dura@nyctrust.com