Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem DJ crew will celebrate the first day of the Kwanzaa holiday with a live webcast from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST on Beatminerz Radio (http://www.dabeatminerz.com) via Ustream.
Umoja Hi-Fi DJs King Cokni (in Dallas) and DJ Tomas (in San Francisco) will link up on the web for a simultaneous dual-city broadcast where each DJ will play a half hour reggae set. This is the first time that Umoja DJs have collaborated on a multi-city back-to-back webcast mix.
Viewers can login at dabeatminerz.com to interact in the chat room with the DJs and other Umoja Hi-Fi members, DJ Daz, Jun, Destroyer and Culture D (all based in LA).
DJ Tomas said, "It's pretty amazing that we have the technology now where DJs can collaborate live in real time on the web."
He added that other Umoja members will play a crucial role in the event. "Over the past three years Umoja Hi-Fi has celebrated the first day of Kwanzaa, 'Umoja' or unity, with a collaborated club event, podcast or other type of gathering. This just carries on the tradition."
Umoja Hi-Fi sound system was founded in 1992 in Los Angeles with members Daz, Tomas, Culture D, Jun, King Cokni, Stevie G, Destroyer and affiliate members B-Love and Chris Vargas. Umoja Hi-Fi is the unity sound, and plays a wide variety of music from reggae, rare groove and hip-hop to dubstep, house and electronic beats.