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Bongohead on Encanto Tropical

Coming soon on Encanto Tropical... Episode 17 features DJ Bongohead as our guest! Tune in on December 8 for an exclusive interview.

Encanto Tropical 17 (World Salsa Radio - DJ Angel Figueroa) with guest Bongohead

The prolific writer Pablo Yglesias, aka Bongohead, regularly demonstrates his vast knowledge of the history and scope of Latin music in his posts on Instagram. Also significant is his work as curator, not just in media (poster and album cover art for exhibition purposes), but also in reissued albums and compilations, most recently for VampiSoul (Munster Records). In addition, he stays busy as a regular DJ and in co-managing the record label Peace and Rhythm.

Although Bongohead and I have never met in person, it has been a pleasure knowing him for a few years now. While our communication is limited to email chats, I am always humbled by his generosity in sharing his deep knowledge of the Latin music scene. It's rather impressive the many roles he assumes, so it's a pleasure to have him as a guest on Encanto Tropical!


Examples of Bongohead's activities in the world of Latin music are listed below.

DJ Bongohead: Links

Album Contributor

Record Label Co-Founder/Co-Manager

Gallery Exhibit Curator




Episode 17 will deviate from the usual format. Instead of a 30 minute mix to open the episode, we will start almost immediately with the guest interview, since it is about 25 minutes in length -- this will be split over several parts, interspersed with relevant choices in music, such as songs from compilations that Bongohead has been involved with. In his talk, Bongohead generously provides a lot of interesting information and details! In addition -- as is the custom for the guest on Encanto Tropical -- he selects three special tracks for us to listen to.

Encanto Tropical comprises four spotlights which form the main part of the show:

  • New salsa releases

  • Latin music by Japanese artists

  • Covers of classic Cuban songs

  • Guest Showcase

See the Program Description for more information about the structure of the show, especially the spotlights.

Encanto Tropical 17 (World Salsa Radio - DJ Angel Figueroa) with guest Bongohead
Some of of the music on Encanto Tropical 17

Tune into World Salsa Radio for Episode 17 of Encanto Tropical with Bongohead on December 8th!


お知らせ: 夏時間から標準時への変更に伴い、放送開始時刻が、 日本時間では22:00スタートなりました。

New Broadcast time

Due to the switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time, Encanto Tropical will now broadcast an hour later than previously in Japan (at 22:00). This corresponds with 13:00 GMT and 14:00 Central Europe, but the starting time remains unchanged in the Americas (05:00 Pacific / 08:00 Eastern).


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