Worldbeat Sessions second anniversary bash Sat March 18 with guests DJ Julio Montero & percussionist Sacha Levin

Join DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical), guest DJ Julio Montero (Havana Fridays), and percussionist Sacha Levin on Saturday, March 18 at the Backstage Lounge for the second anniversary of Worldbeat Sessions – a night of danceable global grooves.

To celebrate two years of Worldbeat Sessions, we’ll go deep into the space where Latin, Caribbean, and African music meet as we explore the grooves we have in common.

Guest DJ Julio Montero co-produces the Havana Fridays parties at Lux Lounge. Born in Cuba and raised in a family obsessed with music and dance, Julio lived in neighbourhoods renowned for their strong traditions of Conga, Son, and Afro-Haitian rhythms. He spins an eclectic mix of dance music spanning the Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa. When he’s not on the decks, Julio is an acclaimed salsa dance instructor.
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We’re back Sat June 14 with guest Sacha “Percussionista” Levin at the Backstage Lounge

Sacha Levin

Sacha Levin

We’re excited to have Sacha Levin back as our guest percussionist at Electropical on Saturday, June 14.

Sacha currently performs, records, and teaches with some of Vancouver’s top musicians. Skilled in African and Latin percussion, she has performed and toured throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada. She last appeared at Electropical in November.

If you haven’t seen Sacha in action before, you’re in for a treat. Don’t miss out.

She’ll accompany us as we spin our signature mix of African rhythms, Arabian waves, Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, and Balkan bangers.

New and classic tracks this month from Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Spain.

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Update: Percussionists Liam, Sacha, and Yoro join us onstage this Sat Nov 16 for Electropical’s 9th birthday bash

Liam MacDonald, Sacha Levin, and Yoro Noukoussi

Liam MacDonald, Sacha Levin, and Yoro Noukoussi

This just in… For this Saturday’s 9th anniversary edition of Electropical, we’ll have the pleasure and the abundance of three percussionists! Sacha “Percussionista” Levin, Liam MacDonald, and long-time collaborator Yoro Noukoussi will share the stage with us.

They’ll help us celebrate nine years of urban sounds with a tropical edge. Once again, huge thanks to all our musical collaborators, the Backstage Lounge, and — most of all — our many loyal guests who have supported us for almost a decade. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Electropical returns Sat Oct 20 with guest Sacha Levin on percussion

Sacha Levin

Sacha Levin

Sacha “Percussionista” Levin joins DJs Marc and Michael for the October edition of Electropical.

Sacha currently performs, records, and teaches with some of Vancouver’s top musicians. Skilled in African and Latin percussion, she has performed and toured throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada. She last appeared at Electropical in May.

She’ll accompany the DJ duo as they spin their signature mix of African rhythms, Arabian waves, Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, and Balkan bangers.

If you haven’t seen Sacha in action, you’re in for a treat. Don’t miss out.

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Electropical returns Sat May 19 with Sacha “Percussionista” Levin

Sacha Levin

Sacha Levin

Queen Victoria turns 193 and Electropical DJ Michael Laycock turns 29 (again) on the May long weekend, so it’s time to celebrate.

Join Michael and DJ Marc Fournier at the Backstage Lounge on Saturday, May 19 as they serve up birthday beats from the five continents.

They’ll dig deep into their ever-expanding collections of African rhythms, Arabian waves, Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, and Balkan bangers to keep you moving.

And Sacha “Percussionista” Levin will join the DJ duo on bells and skins. Sacha currently performs, records, and teaches with some of Vancouver’s top musicians. Skilled in African and Latin percussion, she has performed and toured throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada. She last appeared at Electropical in April 2011.

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