*** THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER. STAY SAFE!***
Tropitaal Desi Latinx Soundclash
Saturday, January 13th, 2024
Featuring hosts and resident DJsAnjali and The Incredible Kid
and special guest DJ Lapaushi
2845 SE Stark St.
9PM – 2AM
$12 advance & at the door
Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into TROPITAAL! A Desi Latine Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Latin, Caribbean & South Asian vibes. (Bhangra, Dembow, Future Filmi, Reggaeton, Funk carioca, Moombahton, Electro Cumbia, Tribal Guarachero, Desi Rap, Latin Trap, Dancehall, Chutney, Bollywood, Desi Bass, Brega & Diaspora party classics.)
“One of Portland’s favorite dance nights is making its return. Hosted by stalwart DJs Anjali and the Incredible Kid, Tropitaal mixes club music from India and South America—everything from urban desi to trap and reggaeton.” Willamette Week 8/11/2021
“For seven years now, DJ Anjali & The Kid have been commandeering the Tropitaal Desi-Latino Soundclash to the delight of knowing Portland audiences.” Portland Mercury 5/16/2020
“DJ Anjali & The Kid have been a staple of Portland, Oregon’s club scene for almost two decades, creating spaces for DJs and dancers to enjoy an international mélange of music ranging from bhangra to reggaeton.” Remezcla 12/26/18
Inés Paulina Ramírez- aka Lapaushi- was born in Ecuador. She is a Portland based multidisciplinary artist and DJ. She grew up dancing to classical cumbias on cassette at her family’s parties in the Andes mountains. When she was in her twenties she moved to Mexico City where she became immersed in Sonidero culture. Her work as a DJ and visual artist combine her creative tools to manifest and celebrate cultural identity. Her sets highlights the music that brings the sounds of the Latinx/Indigenous/Caribbean/African diaspora to the dance clubs, and the spaces interested in upraise and celebrate the joy of BIPOC communities through music and art. Her mixers are usually a playful collage between dembow, cumbia, house, techno, reggaeton, hip hop and global music. Her selections come from years of traveling, collecting and sharing music from various regions of Latin America that explore Indigenous memory and African roots while incorporating contemporary electronic beats. You can hear her mixes and playlists on soundcloud.com/lapaushi and find her on Instagram @lapaushi. She is also part of The Latinxs Dj Collective Noche Libre, Pdx-OR.