“Come on, dance with it! Come on, rock with it! Come on, move with it! Come on, bop with it! Come on, rock with it! Come on, Wiggle with It! Come on…! Drop that sound!”
Those were the words that were everyone’s actions at the Afro House Party. The musical event kicked off greatly. There was a lot of bombastic base, bros, babes, and bikinis. In addition, there were artists, dancers, actors, actresses, models, fans, and of course DJs. Everyone in attendance had a fantastic time with the musical vibes of it all. The energy was captured by none other than Videographer, Filmmaker and Photographer R. Ray Robinson of arrriseandgrindproductions.
With the invite from Arie aka @ordinary_arie (on Instagram), a fellow friend and musician from USC, she recommended R. Ray Robinson to attend the Afro house party to check out the musicians known as Cappuccino at Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles, California.
While Ray did attend, there were other great people who stood out to him. Cappuccino were two of them.
Let us start with Cappuccino Djs aka Cappuccino (@cappuccinodjs on Instagram). According to their artist profile on RA Electronic music online (ra.co/dj/cappuccino), the duo is formed by Kameni Ngahdeu (who comes from Cameroon) and Jochem Visser (who comes from the Netherlands). When finding out how much their passion and love for electronic music was, they sensed greatness in one another to form their rising electronic group in LA called “Cappuccino.”
Active since 2019, The name itself was the perfect way to blend their music like coffee. They mix Afro House/Tech sounds like milk, and traditional west African percussions like cream, to send their love and sugar to big crowds, ending their performance in delicious moments for all. And they did just that at this event as well. Speculation from many, regarding their name, can also come about due to one member being white while the other being black, as coffee is dark and mixed with cream. Nonetheless, these artists mixed their skills to create dopeness to the masses.
Cappuccino’s performance was one for the books; It was so spectacular. They had so much culture in their music that they blasted it to the attendees. Whether it was the traditional African beats or instruments, or the beautiful African vocals in their music, everyone was having a fantastic time. They even used some loud drums and horns from time to time.
In addition to Cappuccino rocking the crowd, other DJs were either present or performed and got the crowd grooving. These artists were catandmaomi (@catandmaomi) and lastly, Blaq Pages (@blaq.pages). They all spread their love, melodic and cultural afro house sounds to the crowd causing the party to get livelier. Fellow Dj Marlon aka Marlos Brando (@marlosbrando) was in attendance. One guest who was really dancing out to Blaq’s sounds was Sihle Vilakazi (@sihle_vilakazi). Also known as a model, and actress, rising starlet Sihle was dancing so great to the beats of Blaq Pages’ music that some might have mistaken her for a champion on Dancing With The Stars. Whatever the case may have been, she was dancing in many traditional African dances that got those around her to join her energetic spirit. Overall, everyone had a wonderful time at this party. It was one for history.
Follow these artists and Djs on their social media and on Instagram: @cappuccinodjs, @catandmaomi, @marlosbrando, @sihle_vilakazi, @blaq.pages, and @ordinary_arie.
For more photography, videography, and music event articles, Follow R. Ray Robinson’s social media and Instagram: @arrriseandgrindprod1, arrriseandgrindproductions.com. Youtube: arrriseandgrindproductions.