Groovalizacion Radio is a collective of DJs, journalists and cultural activists from all over the world whose podcasts highlight the latest worldwide trends of global urban music and explore their local roots. Created in 2008 to promote cultural encounters and experimentation.
Now for the first time in Antwerp with a party celebrating global sounds & urban grooves to dance all night long! With special guest DJ Makala aka Mister Global Funk rom the Basque Country, Antwerp-based DJ JOKI (Afriquya) + 3 Belgium-based Groovalizacion Radio DJ's: Mukambo, Bounty Radio & Muevelo!
⫸Global Funk Soundsystem (gaztea): DJ Makala, based in San Sebastián (Basque Country), spans more than two decades as Club and Radio DJ, embracing an ever increasing range of musical styles: from Afrobeat to funk, soul to reggae, ska to hip hop, boogaloo to dub, rocksteady to jazz – all mixed, cut and ready to be enjoyed. Since 2008 he organizes the monthly Global Funk Parties and he presents the weekly Boom Shaka Laka radio show on Radio Gaztea since 2005.
In Brussels he'll bring along Denis Braga, a Cuban percussionist from Guantanamo to serve mix of hot Caribbean and Tropical sounds, from classic to modern, genre-crossing, with his Global Funk Soundsystem.
⫸JOKI (Afriquya): multicultural DJ from Antwerp, with cultural backgrounds from Ghana and Spain. Mixing funky grooves, soul, jazz, tribal, deep house, R&B... Specialized in blending traditional music from different countries and cultures with futuristic beats and house music. JOKI is also founder of Afriquya, association created to spread the music from different cultural backgrounds and generations, serving the newest creations of the Global Club/Worldbeat scene.
⫸Radio Mukambo (BRUZZ/Radio Panik): weekly podcast immerses you in Afro-grooves and the pulsation of our cities where sounds get mixed up to create world fusion without borders. Radio Mukambo started on Groovalizacion in 2012 and in Brussels it can be heard on BRUZZ and Radio Panik. DJ Mukambo was the driving force behind the popular Groovalicious parties and now has launched this new party Groove Kilombo as a continuation of Festa Mukambo.
⫸Bounty Radio (Quindo): Got a spot left under your palm tree? Bounty Radio spins future and electronic 'World Music 2.0'. Bounty Radio is both a podcast and a DJ-set. In the mix: brand new electronica, global bass and organic grooves that will take you deep into the tropics.
⫸Pedrolito Radioglobal (Muevelo) hailing from Argentina, Pedrolito is one of the hypest DJs in Europe mixing Reggaeton, Cumbia and Tropical Bass. Currently broadcasting on Groovalizacion, regular contributor on Rhythm Passport and running the regular Latin urban Muevelo party in Paris, Prepare to get down low on the dancefloor!
22:00 > 5:00 (come early!)
Kavka, Oudaan 14, Antwerp
Damage: € 5
Come in a dancing mood and... GROOOOOVE!