IMPRESSIONS: Laventille Rhythm Section bring the iron from T&T to LA (Jesse Serwer via Largeup.com) / by Adam Cooper

 photo by Alexis Gross

photo by Alexis Gross

“Laventille Rhythm Section is one of the rawest examples of Trinidadian rhythm, and it’s a proper spiritual experience when performed live,” says Adam Cooper, one of Rail Up’s organizers. “People were blown away by the performance. It was a truly spiritual thing that put a lot of the music associated with Rail Up into perspective. Giving people in LA a chance to jump up to live, minimalistic, high-energy Afro-Trinidadian percussion was definitely a milestone.”

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