The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember friends and family members who have died. It is a celebration of life and it is an occasion to party.
In preparation to this day Jamboree and Sonido Chipotle have joined forces to bring you ‘¡Báilele!’ on Saturday 15th October 2011, a night dedicated to the salsa and cumbia sounds of Mexico and Latin America. Mexican-born DJ Señor Priego and guests will be behind the decks playing strictly cumbia and salsa with a Mexican sensibility.
We will have a special reading by And Other Stories from Juan Pablo Villalobos’ DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. The Mexican author’s book is first of ten choices for the Guardian First Book Award!
Please bring your mementos for the ofrenda… Other surprises are lined up for the night, but you will have to come to find out for yourselves…
Included in TimeOut Magazine’s “101 Best Things to Do in London” feature – Jamboree was one of the special picks:
“..tucked under a wedge of artists’ studios, Jamboree Live Music Bar hosts incredible musicians and performers from all over the world. Dance between the tables, visit the resident painter or just look interesting in a darkened corner.”
¡Báilele! will be a unique Mexican cabaret/underground experience. Calacas y luchadores welcome!
Embrujo (Sal y Agua Mexpat Mix) by Srpriego on Mixcloud