Celebrate the close of CCCADI’s five-month-long series Rhythm, Bass and Place and tap into the power and intersection of Black Music Appreciation and Caribbean Heritage Month at House is a Feeling, presented in collaboration with XCLSV Events on June 24th at Sankofa Haus in the Bronx.
Rhythm, Bass and Place closes with the House is a Feeling day party that will move you through African Diasporic sounds and dance music such as Latin, Disco, and House.
The Event will feature:
Oscar Alvarado, aka Sabrosura is a DJ / event producer with deep roots in the Bronx where he was born and raised. He started spinning tracks in the late 90’s when he was just 17 years old gravitating to house music, hip-hop and dancehall as his mainstays playing a apartment parties and event halls. As he grew older he got into the nightlife scene working in one capacity or another in the industry as a DJ, promoter, door handler or event marketing strategist for various local parties at venues in the Bronx & city in the late 90’s, early 2000’s, including Black Thorn Bar, Chaz Lounge in the Bronx, and Webster Hall, Demarara’s (Planet 28), and Club Babalu’s among others in the city.
In 2019, at the suggestion of friends who were tired of going to Brooklyn for dance parties, he organized and founded XCLSV Events (pronounced exclusive) with the inaugural all house music dance party, House Is A Feeling, becoming an underground success in the Bronx dance scene, which was pretty much non-existent at the time. Since then he’s continued to DJ and organize numerous events throughout The Bronx, Harlem and Uptown in NYC.
Taking Over from 3-4pm
Dj Sabine Blaizin’s work focuses on the exposure and pleasures of African diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca, Cumbancha, and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Dj Sabine spins Global Soul: House, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian Roots and other diasporic tunes.
As an artivist, Sabine continuously gives back and serves her African diasporic community. In this capacity, she is the Director of Programs at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and volunteers as the NY Deputy Ambassador for Haiti’s She Builds Initiative. Sabine ultimately seeks to create new scholarship through the African and Haitian diasporic lens of music, culture and spirituality.
From 4-6 closing out the Party
DJ Hector Romero ~ There have been lots of changes over the past four decades in New York Nightlife. The sounds have gone from Disco to Freestyle to House to Techno; the venues have gone from Studio 54 to Palladium to Sound Factory and Pacha to Output; and the borough to dance in has gone from Manhattan to Brooklyn. But there has been one element in the community that has been able to survive the ever–evolving landscape, and that is the DJ. Not many of course, but a few talented, Inspired DJ / Artists have remained at the forefront of the industry during this time. One of those is Hector Romero. Born and raised in The Bronx, Hector’s DJ experiences include playing legendary venues like Red Zone, Limelight, Palladium, Save The Robots, The Roxy, Cielo and Output.
Over the years he has evolved into one of New York City’s prime ambassadors of House music, bringing his unique Soulful and Latin inspired House vibe to venues around the world. With 40+ years of experience this career jock is now throwing his musical diversity and eclectic taste as a sought-after A&R in the music business. Under his belt are various mix compilations that he has curated, King Street’s “Soulful House Journey”, Nervous Record’s “Weaving Genres” Vol.1 & 2. These projects showcase Hector’s abilities not only as a DJ but as an A&R exec that has an ear for quality music. He attributes his business savvy by having worked with industry legend Judy Weinstein during his 20 plus years at Def Mix Productions. This is where he matured as a record executive working alongside Grammy awards winning DJs David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie.
Those relationships taught him essential lessons about the equal importance of a great beat and a great song.
Currently Hector acts as A&R Director of Orianna Music, a Latin Electronic boutique label owned and operated by Sony Music, a position he truly loves.
Although New York is still his home, Hector spends a great deal of time traveling where he can be found stirring up dance floors in Italy, Greece, Japan, Spain, Canada and various parts of the world.
House Is A Feeling will be held on June 24th from 1-6pm at Sankofa Haus, 2422 Third Avenue, Bronx. The Event will include a cash bar, CCCADI marketplace and raffle prizes.
Rhythm, Bass And Place: Through the Lens will be on view to June 24, 2023 at CCCADI, 120 East 125th Street, NYC.
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