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DJ Afro, Los Amigos Invisibles



Inspired by the birth of the Acid Jazz scene when a friend returned from London to Caracas with a bunch of albums from artists on the scene emanating from Gilles Peterson's Dingwall's events, the Venezualan band Los Amigos Invisibles formed a funky jazzy group. Jeannie Hopper speaks with Cheo aka DJ Afro of the band about their journey from 1996 when David Byrne heard their 1st album, tried to contact them but they continually hung up on him, to present on the advent of their latest album "Repeat After Me" produced by Dimitri From Paris and released on Nacional Records. They discuss the unique cultural scene of Venezuala under Hugo Chavez and becoming famous outside of Venezuala off their first tour then returning home to find out they were famous now in their home country. Enjoy selections from the album interspersed with samplings from the new album as Cheo takes us on the Los Amigos Invisibles musical journey.
 

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