Looking to soaking some sun in on this winter period? We’ve got your covered! Villette Tropical is back on Saturday February 29, 2020 in Paris 19th arrondissement with its West Indian carnival. To enjoy from 9 p.m. at La Petite Halle, this tropical carnival promises a unique journey to the Caribbean, from Haiti to Cuba and all the way to Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad with a wonderful tropical celebration to dance until dawn!
Live bands lineup:
STEEL GROOVE (Kompa-Zouk / Haiti)
This is a well-kept family secret: West Indian zouk has a big brother, Haitian compass. Sensual and rhythmic, it makes Martinique and Guadeloupe inhabitants happy as they regularly fill in the greatest show venues to celebrate their heroes. Steel Groove represents the new wave of a genre reinvented in the 80s based on the Haitian diaspora. In this formation where everything – or almost – goes in pair, two singers, two drummers and two bassists take turns to rock over fifteen-minute long songs without making dancers’ leg stop.
DJ set lineup:
DJ CUCURUCHO (Caribbean/African/Latino)
Radio Groovalizacion co-founder based in Paris, sound nomad specialized in sono-tropical and uncommon fusions between African, Caribbean, Latino, Arabic or Indian music with global street rhythms… This genuine groove-trotter shared his nights with international artists such as Bomba Estereo, Seu Jorge, Balkan Beat Box, Salif Keita, Systema Solar, Shoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, La Yegros or Chica Libre. Showcase at Womex 2013.
GROOVALIZACION DJs (Tropical Vibes)
Groovalizacion is a DJ, journalist and cultural activist collective from all over the world with podcasts and DJ sets highlighting the latest trends from the street music and exploring their local roots from Africa to Latin America via the Arabic World, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. The collective and their web-radio has been created in 2008 to promote cultural meetings and experimentation though global grooves.
Dates and Opening Time
On 29 February 2020
Starts at 9 p.m.
La Petite Halle de La Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19
Avant 22h: €10
Après 22h: €12