Worldbeat Sessions, the long weekend edition, Sat May 21

worldbeat_sessions_flyer_CS5_May2016_Ernesto_Raphael_v1_640x960Celebrate your Victoria Day weekend in tropical style at Worldbeat Sessions. Join DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical), guest DJ Ernesto “Kut” Gomez (Tropidelica), and percussionist Raphael Geronimo (Rumba Calzada) on Saturday, May 21 as they kick off the second year of this night of danceable global grooves.

The May edition of Worldbeat Sessions surfs a Latin wave along the shores where cumbia, electronica, and Afro-Cuban music meet.

Ernesto “Kut” Gomez is a cross-genre DJ, musician, and producer based in Vancouver. He’s part of Tropidelica, a DJ trio (with El Garzita and Mr. Pablo) that takes you on a sensual trip that begins in a forbidden rural area of northen Mexico and teleports you through time and space, exploring the boundaries of mambo, Afro, cumbia, Latin TV pop, psychedelia, and future dance.
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Mango Beat at the Backstage Lounge on Sat Apr 16

mango_beat_16_4_2016Join DJ Marc Fournier (Electropical) on Saturday, April 16 for Mango Beat.

It’s a tropical dance party to embrace spring and dance to the most infectious music from hot places.

Special guest on percussion: Chris Couto (Kutapira, Mazacote etc.)!

Mango Beat starts around 10 pm (when the play ends next door) at the Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston St, Granville Island. Groups are always welcome. Full gig details on the Facebook event page.

Electropical Facebook group: