Ba Tende? - 02 w/ Suze Ijó
Ba Tende?’ roughly translated: ‘did you hear it?’ or ‘did you get it?’ in papiamentu. the language spoken on korsou(curaçao) an island in the west indies. it’s also the name of my new show on operator radio. during the radio show, I’m exploring and connecting the rhythms coming from west Africa, the west indies, and Latin America to the rhythms found in electronic music like house/techno/broken beats and breakbeats. this project is quite different than my other radio shows and DJ sets but quite dear to me. it’s celebrating the origin of the music we play and dance to today. it’s my tribute to my family and ancestors.