Second World Productions
Selectress Iriela spins a spicy rhythm-centric blend drawing upon her extensive travels and forward looking world beat vision. As the producer of multiple festivals, interactive arts projects, and films, she'll invite her talented friends to play alongside her live : including renowned and award winnng producers, international musicians, innovative artists and DJs. Dance, chill and take in that Summer breeze with the open air splendor of BOOM restaurant and lounge in the Summer.
Enjoy this intimate vibe each Friday this Summer - a sexy throwback to the artist's Soho - the real deal!
Resident DJ: Selectress Iriela
Iriela got her start as a radio personality and DJ on 88.9FM Boston and as a producer in of experimental collective Toneburst, and later went on to label Heartbeat Records and opening as a DJ for legends such as the Wailers, Burning Spear and Luciano. Selectress Iriela (Valerie Parker) conceived of nonprofit Second World while on a global trek of fair trade activism that took from living in Jamaica around the world to such places as India, Peru, Nepal, Iceland, Egypt, Italy and Singapore. Since 1998, Ms. La kicked off the nonprofit organization Second World and it's sister production company Second World Productions and along with it- the largest fair trade music and arts festival in the world was born, The New England Culture Fest, which expanded to become Culture Fest International ethical global events. Iriela also masterminded the Fashionably Fair campaign which advocates for ethical (and edgy) fashion. Selectress Iriela is the host and producer of Second World Sessions events series/ radio program on BreakThru Radio in New York City. Expect to hear the latest on Ms. Iriela at this intimate party for a great cause - and prepare to get your GLOBAL GROOVE on.
Papo Swing is a staple percussionist among highly regarded house DJs and performance groups, such as Cirque de Soleil, Louie Vega, Masters at Work (MAW), John Cutler, Soul Channel Music (Mr. V), Soul Creation, Alix Alvarez, Dennis Ferrer, Funk La Planet, and Alain Vinet, among others. He has performed at Club Cielo, Club Deep, Club Shelter, Ageha (Japan) and Club Show in NYC, as well as other internationally recognized dance clubs around the world. Inspired by famous conga players like Giovanni Hidalgo, Mongo Santa Maria, Carlos Patato Valdez, Kevin Jones, Pedro Martinez from Yerba Buena (Fun Machine), and Luisito Quintero whom he counts among his teachers. Papo Swing's love for hard-hitting rhythm inspires his improvised conga beats and innovative technique within the Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, Rumba and 'bomba and plena' genres, making him a leading musician among his dance music peers and fans alike.