Break. As in "breakbeat." That ten second slice of percussive magic in the middle of a funk song that, when looped together by progressive South Bronx DJs in the 1970s, became the basis of the hip-hop movement, Arkestra. Out-there jazzer Sun Ra's funkafied concept of the stuffy classical orchestra. Flip the script and you wind up with a unique definition of the 10 piece, Los Angeles based raw funk ensemble known as The Breakestra. Find out more when The Breakestra perform live on Chocolate City.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Garth Trinidad
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Show #264: New Releases Potpourri We begin our new releases potpourri show with Brazilian vocalist Diana Purim and her band Eyedentity—a name inspired by an earlier album by her famous parents, percussionist Airto Moreira and singer… Read More
Music For Your Weekend Since you last heard from me these past couple of weeks have brought us a few pleasant surprises, including something new from KCRW favorite Anderson .Paak which my colleague, Marion… Read More