Celebrating the arrival of Spring, DJ Marc Fournier presents FIESTA AFRICANA at The Backstage Lounge! The whole African diaspora will be represented in music (as much as 4 hours allows….) including Soukous, Salsa, Champeta, Cumbia, Coupé Décalé, Kizomba, Azonto, etc.
Sharing the stage, two of the best percussionists in the city: Kurai Bandambira Nyamukapa of Zimbamoto fame, & Raphael Geronimo, leader of Rumba Calzada. Visuals by Tajah Olson. Juepa! Ça va chauffer!
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Back by popular demand and celebrating Black History Month; DJ Marc Fournier presents FIESTA AFRICANA at The Backstage Lounge !
The whole African diaspora will be represented in music (as much as 4 hours allows….) including Soukous, Champeta, Cumbia, Coupé Décalé, Kizomba, Azonto, Axé, Salsa, Timba etc.
DJ Marc Fournier will be sharing the stage with two of the best percussionists in the city, bringing the beat to a new heat: from Benin, West Africa, local legend Yoro Noukoussi and from Cuba, master drummer Israel Toto Berriel.
Saturday Feb 18 – The Backstage Lounge (Granville Island) 10pm/10$
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Third generation in a family of professional musicians and dancers, Raphael Geronimo committed himself at age seventeen to serious musical studies under the direction of his father Boying Geronimo, and made his professional debut one year later.
Continuing his training he studied in Cuba at the Laboratorio Internacional de Folklore en la Habana and in New York City at the Harbour Center of Performing Arts. Raphael continues to lead and direct the band, Rumba Calzada.
More info below or on the Electropical Facebook event page for our gig this Saturday, March 24.
Hey Vancouver friends, tomorrow night is Loig Morin’s concert and I am in the band playing cajón & percussion. French pop, infectious melodies and a charming performer this Loig! Come check him out.
More info here.