In our Geo Quiz we asked you to name a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's a hip place... known for its bohemian cafes and hyper-active nightlife. The answer is Palermo. This part of Buenos Aires is the birthplace of a high-tech dance party movement, known as "zizek." The movement is named after a Slovenian philosopher. At it's musical heart -- though -- it's all about cumbia. That's a rhythm originally from Colombia. But zizekcumbia is something completely different -- as you'll hear in this report by Corey Takahashi.
Gavin "Oro11" Burnett (left), of Bersa Discos, and Eamon "DJ Lengua" Ore-Giron of Unicornio Records. The L.A.-based DJs are part of the growing cumbia hybrid scene.Gavin "Oro11" Burnett (left), of Bersa Discos, and Eamon "DJ Lengua" Ore-Giron of Unicornio Records. The L.A.-based DJs are part of the growing cumbia hybrid scene.
Buenos Aires' Zizek club, record label, and U.S. tour:
Buenos Aires-trained, L.A.-based DJ, Gavin "Oro11" Burnett, cofounder of the Bersa Discos record label and Tormenta Tropical party in California:
Eamon "DJ Lengua" Ore-Giron, cofounder of Unicornio Records: