Tropicalista Thames Boat Party

10 June 2017

The Dutch Master / Tower Pier

Tropicalista Thames Boat Party

Summer 2017 is shaping up to be a steaming, scorching, tropical fiesta and that’s official! Well at least for one balmy evening, that being Saturday June 10th for the return of the Tropicalista Thames Boat Party. Taking place aboard the legendary Dutch Master, the river’s largest and most luxurious party vessel with the incredible London skyline as a backdrop and add to that the funkiest latin vibes and a globalista soundtrack.

Come join as we set sail for sunnier shores with DJs spinning a mix jump up future Latino and tropical beats. Captains Russ Jones aka The Hackney Globetrotter (Arriba La Cumbia) & Cal Jader (Movimientos) are your hosts with special guests lined up to help provide a bountiful soundtrack of Latin bangers, Brazilian Bounce, Hot Salsa, and Cumbia killers.

Line Up:
RUSS JONES (Arriba La Cumbia)
CAL JADER (Movimientos)
+ Guests

Count Skylarkin’
From compiling TDK D90s in the early 90s to touring with The Wailers, remixing for Trojan Records and performing in front of thousands at festivals all around the world, Count Skylarkin has been making people dance for the past 20 years – specialising in new and vintage reggae, rocksteady, Jamaican ska, hot swing, jump blues, dancehall, hip hop and jungle vinyl, turntablism, pork-pie hats, dapper suits and guaranteed good times.
“A true unsung hero” David Rodigan, BBC Radio.

Event: Movimientos & Arriba La Cumbia Present...TROPICALISTA THAMES BOAT PARTY
Date: Sat 10th Jun 2017 Times: 20.00 (SHARP) - 00.00 Line up: DJ Cal Jader, Russ Jones & Guests Venue: The Dutch Master / Tower Pier
Price: £10 Super Early Birds / £15 Early Birds / £18 Advance / £22 Late Tickets:?TICKETS HERE

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