Baque de Axé (live)
After our debut Love Carnival out East earlier this year we are excited to announce our return! Bringing more tropical vibes to the amazing Total Refreshment Centre with two very exciting guests the mighty DJ Tahira jetting in from São Paulo and incredible live Maracatu and carnival sounds from Baque de Axé.
Following the recent release of his new compilation record ‘Levanta Poeira’ on Munich-based record label Jazz & Milk DJ Tahira makes his Love Carnival debut at Total Refreshment Centre. The record’s title comes from a well known Brazilian phrase meaning “to kick up dust” - exactly what Tahira’s selections want you to do. As a highly respected digger in the São Paulo scene Tahira is adept at selecting cuts that will make you dance, embracing rhythms from across the spectrum of Brazilian music.
Joining him, London-based Maracatu group, Baque de Axé represent the rhythmic sounds of Pernambuco in Northern Brazil - a carnival band, learning & sharing the music, dance, culture and history of Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico.
As ever, the Love Carnival familia Cal Jader & Selecta Madmax will be representing the full spectrum of Tropical riddims, Global Bass, Dancehall & Carnival sounds.
Plus mind-blowing visuals from Oddscene, immersive interactive fun, colourful characters and vibrant tropical decor.
Love Carnival is a regular party providing your recommended dose of tropical uplift. Bringing in top international and homebrewed guests from the world of tropical and global bass music. In the past three years the party has hosted the likes of El Búho, Chancha Via Circuito, Uproot Andy, Maga Bo, Poirier, Schlachthofbronx, Cocotaxi, The Mr Bongo Soundsystem, iZem, Chief Boima, Dance Kill Move, Isa GT, Mina, 47 Soul (live), Rafael Aragon and many more. DJs running through the spectrum of fresh tropical riddims from Cumbia to Afrobeats, Dancehall, Moombahton and much more. Not forgetting our cutting-edge visuals, vivid Love Carnival decor and interactive fun.
Real Tropical Vibes.
Date: 8th June 2018
Time: 9pm - 3am
Tickets: £5 / £7 / £9 Advance / More OTD
Venue: TRC 2, 2 Foulden Road, London N16 7UR
Tahira is on of São Paulo’s most active DJs and music collectors, highly respected in the digging community. He started DJing House music in the 90s, before getting into more downtempo Acid Jazz, Hip Hop and Trip Hop beats. Moving to London for a year in 2000 he learnt a lot from the Nu-jazz and Broken Beat scene of the time - particularly the respect that a city can give to its culture. Disappointed with the scene in São Paulo, he began to explore new Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, founding EBS Diggin and opening up a whole new world of possibilities. His sets now embrace the Brazilian sound, representing music from across the spectrum of Brazilian genres.
Baque de Axé
Coming from a movement of maracatu in the UK that stretches back till the early 90’s, Baque de Axé is the latest incarnation of Pernambuco’s maracatu spirit in London. With a pedigree that started with Acorda Povo, that developed into Maracatu Estrela do Norte, this group has now blossomed into Baque de Axé. As part of the family of Recife Carnival champions, Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico, Baque de Axé bring the thunderous drums of resistance, the songs celebrating their community and their roots in Candomblé, and the dancers, expressing their connection with the African and indigenous spirituality and traditions that are at the heart of the art form and cultural expression that is MARACATU.