Worldbeat Sessions with guest DJ Nils (Beats Without Borders) Sat Jan 16 at Backstage Lounge

worldbeat_sessions_flyer_CS5_Jan2016_v1_72ppi_1200x1800Join DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical) and guest DJ Nils (Beats Without Borders) on Saturday, January 16 for Worldbeat Sessions — a night of global grooves designed for the dance floor.

Round six of Worldbeat Sessions will go worldwide — from Bogota to Barcelona, salsa to soukous, and electronic to funk — as Michael and Nils explore the grooves they have in common. And to start the new year in style, they’ll serve up their favourite sounds of 2015 and some future sounds of 2016.

Guest DJ Nils has been DJing since the early ‘90s and is a founding member of Vancouver’s long-running Beats Without Borders collective. He’s played festivals like Diversity, Big Time Out, and Shambhala, and he’s opened for headliners like Nickodemus, Femi Kuti, and Gaudi. He’s an inspiring DJ with a knack for reading the energy of a room and giving the dance floor just what it needs.

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DJ Marc Fournier’s Tropical Christmas dance party Sat Dec 19

tropical_xmas_party_2015_MFDJ Marc Fournier ends 2015 in tropical stylee on his island with a seasonal blend of dance music from the tropics.

Come celebrate with Latin, African, and Caribbean beats like soukous, cumbia, forró, kizomba, azonto, salsa, reggae/ton, kompa, etc. And percussionist Yoro Noukoussi will add his own blend to the mix!

If you can, bring a non-perishable item for donation to the food bank and enjoy the island vibes!

Tropical Christmas dance party
Saturday, December 19

at Backstage Lounge
1585 Johnston St, Granville Island

Cover $10 per person
Doors 8 pm
Music around 10 pm (when the play next door ends)

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