Calling All Dancers!
Put on your dancing shoes and…
Get ready as the latin dancers storm Shoreditch, for a madcap night of tropical beats and latin flavours at Barrio Boogaloo.
To help you to shake your hips and move your feet, we’ve got 2 top DJs spinning the freshest sounds from Latin America, London, and everywhere inbetween. Don’t hesitate and don’t be late, to this East London dancing adventure.
Mr Bongo Soundsystem
Representing the legendary brighton based label, the Mr Bongo Soundsystem specialises in bringing sounds to dancefloors across the world. Expect an eclectic, leftfield 'golden-era' Brazilian, Latin, African and Psychedelic sounds, on vinyl as well as delving into the more modern realm of tropical electronic beats and bass music, and a healthy dose of new wave Carioca funk.
Mr Bongo has a recording roster featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, reggae, African and Jazz music by artists including Terry Callier, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band, and Marcos Valle. Along with this roster they also have a prolific output of reissues from the likes of Lyn Collins, RAMP, Ebo Taylor, Labi Siffre, Shuggie Otis, Roy Ayers, and countless more. More recently their Brazil 45’s, Latin 45’s, Reggae 45’s, and Africa 45’s have brought hard to find classics from around the world to new light with punch 45rpm 7” prints.
DJ Cal Jader
Cal Jader is one of the musical activists, founders and original 'dancehall caballeros' behind London cultural protagonists Movimientos. With his trademark blend of red hot 'classico' latin beats, uptempo carnival rhythms, tropical bass, and fresh global sounds he is helping to soundtrack the thriving underground scene with residencies across the capital.
He's played at clubs and festivals around the globe and has shared stages with world class live acts like Manu Chao, Bomba Estereo, Ska Cubano and Calle 13.
He's also the founder of the new label Movimientos Records and is championing the new wave of latin, tropical and global music in the UK with releases from groundbreaking acts Los Chinches and Wara. Cal has also recently compiled the Beginner's Guide to Latin America on Nascente Records and programmes music for various festival stages around the UK. He also runs a bi-weekly Latin alternative show on London's SOAS Radio - also broadcasted on Groovalizacion Radio.
Fri 25th September
Line up: Mr Bongo Soundsystem + DJ Cal Jader
20.00 - 02.00
Barrio East, 141-143 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE
Trains: Old Street / Shoreditch High Street
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