Join DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical), guest DJ Hubbz (The Payback), and percussionist Raphael Geronimo (Rumba Calzada) on Saturday, November 18 for the final edition of Worldbeat Sessions at the Backstage Lounge.
You know what they say about “All good things…” Sadly, after almost four decades, the Backstage Lounge will shut down at the end of this year and eventually reopen as a restaurant without musical acts. So Saturday, November 18 will be the last call for Worldbeat Sessions at this legendary Vancouver venue.
Come help us mark the end of an era in this city and move to some fine global grooves. One last time, we’ll explore the space where Latin, African, funk, and electronic music meet — mixing sounds from the past, present, and future. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported this musical experiment over the past three years at this gem of a waterfront venue.
What a night!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out and made the 10-year anniversary and final edition of Electropical a massive success on November 15.
Special thanks to percussionists Yoro Noukoussi, Sacha Percussionista, Raphael Geronimo, Nick Apivor, Nyamukapa Kurai, and Alex Babeanu, as well as bellydancer Bobbi-Dee Schultz.
Check out our gallery to see photos from the event, taken by our talented friend Juan Carlos Azpilcueta.
And visit our video page to catch Ross Harvey‘s very cool video of highlights from the final Electropical.
Thanks again for your support of Electropical over the past decade. We’ll keep you posted on fresh new events in the year ahead!
Electropical hits the decade mark this November, and we’re planning a 10th anniversary / finale party to celebrate!
Saturday, November 15 marks the 10th anniversary of ELECTROPICAL!
We (DJs Marc Fournier and Michael Laycock) are preparing a special night to celebrate a decade of our groundbreaking worldbeat dance party and mark the start of exciting new directions.
Many of the percussionists who have accompanied us on stage during the last 10 years will work their magic throughout the night, adding a vital live element to our selections of urban sounds with a tropical edge.
ELECTROPICAL is one of the longest-running DJ nights in Vancouver, born out of two previous club nights — DJ Marc’s AFRODISIA at the ANZA Club, and DJ Michael’s GLOBALICIOUS at the Media Club.
Over the years, ELECTROPICAL has packed many dance floors and launched many long-time friendships as we’ve shared our passion for global music and good vibes. It’s been an incredible run, and we feel extremely gratified that so many great people have come along with us for the ride.
We have fresh new projects in the works, and we’ve decided to end in style and wrap up ELECTROPICAL with this 10-year anniversary / finale party at the Backstage Lounge.
We look forward to celebrating with our many guests, friends, and dancers who have supported ELECTROPICAL over the past decade.