This coming Saturday, November 11th, we’ll be at L.A.’s ultra-hip alt-Latino, electronica, lo-fi, Regional Mexican, 90’s hip-hop, 70’s soul and 50’s rockabilly festival, Tropicália! L.A.’s favorite psychedelic funk rockers Chicano Batman and the fashion designer turned indie pop/electronica Colombian-American songstress Kali Uchis will prepare the crowd for a night of dancing with their dreamy grooves and body shaking beats. Norteño music icons Los Tigres del Norte close out Tropicália, whipping the crowd into a frenzy of Norteño dance twists, twirls, and caballito kicks.
The often mentioned eclectic line-up ensures that there is an artist or group representing any given dance genre. Tropicália keeps the crowd moving by mixing soul music legends Brenton Wood and The Delfonics with the queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson, plus reggaeton royalty her highness Ivy Queen and Jhené Aiko R&B songstress.
There will be throwback performances from 90’s RnB star Ginuwine and futuristic sets from the modish lo-fi singer/songwriter/rapper King Krule. Latin music will be well represented throughout the day with the cumbia sounds of Sonora Dinamita & vallenato groove direct from Monterrey Mexico Celso Piña & the iconic psychedelic sounds of the ‘Tropicalia’ movement Os Mutantes direct from Sao Paolo Brazil. Of course, representing Los Angeles sweethearts Very Be Careful, Las Cafeteras, Buyepongo, La Banda Skalavera, Thee Commons, Cuco plus plenty of DJ sets & ambiance.
As if this wasn’t enough Tropicália welcomes the late addition of iconic Mexican band Café
Tacvba whose musical mix of punk, electronica, folk, cumbia and just about every other Latin rhythm will add to this highly anticipated event.
This event will be hosted by East LA native Felipe Esparza best known for his raw, real-life
comedy, his irreverent on-stage persona, wild hair, and his often-imitated phrase, “What’ sup fool?”
The event takes place 11/11 at the Queen Mary Park in Long Beach. To purchase tickets for the event, click here!
Watch the event’s promo video by clicking here!
To check out the festival’s official playlist via Spotify, click here!