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Jiggy to tropical sounds

art and culture Updated: Apr 09, 2010 23:37 IST
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Are you one of those who agree that saddi Dilli could do with a sound makeover? Here's some good news. San Francisco-based DJ Peter Samuels promises to bring the spirit of Copacabana, Havana et al to the Capital starting today with a brand new club night, Ritmo Tropical (Spanish for tropical rhythm).

While Delhi's nightlife options seem to grow rapidly, most of the music played in clubs originates either from India, Europe or North America. Samuels hopes to break the mould with a wider range of 'global tropical sounds'.

Apart from salsa, he will bring the sounds of boogaloo, calypso, Afro-beat, Rio funk, soca, reggaeton, kwaito, kuduro, hip hop, coupé décalé, zouglou, and neo-cumbia, among others, into the mix.

"There's a wealth of great dance music that originates in, or is inspired by, Latin American, African and Caribbean cultures and their diasporas around the world, that you don't find played in Delhi's clubs," he says.

Ritmo Tropical, Venue: News Café, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj. 9 pm onwards. Entry free.