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Caníbal reveals its programme for July

Clubs Wed. 3 Jul
Caníbal reveals its programme for July

Caníbal reveals its programme for July

Caníbal Sound System is back to take you on an expedition into the jungle of world music and voluptuous beats: reggae, jungle, dubstep, ragga, roots and dancehall...to mention just a few of the wild styles that the club will offer on Wednesday nights.

This July, the club proposes a programme in which the most brilliant artists from the Brazilian scene will be the main protagonists. The summer season will start off with the new afrobeat and urban hits party Caníbal is a Bounce!, and will say see you later to New Level and Dub Hits The Town!, because they will be back with their batteries recharged to bring the house down with more dancehall and dub shows in September.

We will start the month with the Sunkusi Party, a special edition party that brings together all the sound systems that collaborate with the club. In order to celebrate the birthday of  Soribah aka Ibra Ceesay, on July 3rd La (2) de Apolo will welcome a long list of artists that you have probably already seen at other sessions: Stephen James, D’Riddim, Mistah Chillin, Voodoo Club, King Horor, Redkid and Blackup Sound.

On 17th July we will welcome an outstanding guest.  Considered to be one of the few independent producers who has really brought something new to the field of hip hop,  DJ Vadim has proven to be one of the best advocates of the genre coming from Eastern Europe. The London-based artist is also renowned for his versatility behind the decks, where he combines a multitude of styles, from soul, to funk and grime and even reggae, dub and bass.

The Brazilian Leo Justi will be on the decks of La (2) on Wednesday 24th. A DJ and producer, Justi is also the founder of the collective Heavy Baile, a movement that was born with the objective of bringing people together through his music which is a new perspective on "global jukebox" combined with the sounds and rhythms of Rio.

Before going on holiday, not only to have a rest but also to start revving up for next season, New Level brings us "Dancehall School Party", a last edition of Sala Apolo’s most danceable party.  On Wednesday 10th July we will welcome the DJs and the dancers of the Vigo crew, the new northern family of New Level.

As always, Noe Bund, Rafa, Ela and Wakanda Queen from the dancers’ crew will invite you to dance like there’s no tomorrow.  And of course there will be sets by the residents DJ Mancino (Luv Messenger) and Rudeteo (Bizzarri), and DJ Karlixx who will do the closing act.


Caníbal’s official dub party will also take a short break in August.  On July 17th Dub Hits The Town! will close the season with a spectacular line up; Gorgon Sound is the reggae and dub project that is influenced by dubplate and the vinyl records of the producers and selectors Kahn and Neek.

Inspired in their teenage years by artists such as Iration Steppas, King Earthquake and Disciples, these Bristol DJs are characterised by a sound that is deep-rooted in the sound system patrimony of the city, while at the same time being unique and very personal. Another outstanding feature is their diehard commitment to doing things their way, without kowtowing to the media or to commercialism and without taking the easiest or most popular route.

Also from the UK, the producer Pinch will accompany them.  Considered to be one of the pioneers of bass music in the country, he is an artist who has not stopped reinventing himself, without ever losing sight of his progressive focus.  For the second consecutive month, Daddy Sevi from the Green Light collective will close the night with a DJ set.

On 31st July we will welcome the show Caníbal is Bounce!, a new summer residency that will take over La (2) to the rhythm of urban hits, hip-hop, R&B and afrobeats.

DJ Muly and DJ Ches will be in charge of the inauguration party and of all the season’s sessions, two national figures that little by little are gaining ground both in their careers and in popularity.  

The first is a regular fixture on the Barcelona scene, and since his residences in Tarantos and Jamboree he has not stopped playing in the best-known booths around the city. DJ Muly will worship hip hop and Afro-American sounds without forgetting limitless experimentation of the new tendencies such as dancehall, dubstep funk and drum'n'bass.

DJ Ches is probably one of the best exponents of turntablism in Spain:  she mixes hip hop and electronic music in all its forms, she does remixes and is a master of the art of scratch.  And that is not all, apart from her great eclecticism on the decks, Janira Sebbe Ndjoul has worked as a producer on collaborations with Zeida, Marga Mbande, Lauren Nine and with TT The Artist.


It has been almost forty years since the death of Robert Nesta Marley Booker, who you probably know as Bob Marley.  However, the legacy of the great reggae icon is still very much alive thanks to The Original Wailers, Marley’s backing group at over 250 concerts all around the world and with whom he recorded some of his most famous albums.  On July 10th, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the anthems of the Jamaican artist once again, thanks to Al Anderson and other members of the original formation Bob Marley & The Wailers.

 "A wierd rock band ". This is how the members of Cuarteto de Nos define themselves, although in fact there are five of them.  In 1995 they became the most popular band in Uruguay thanks to "Otra Navidad en las Trincheras", the best selling album in the history of rock in the country.  Thirty years later, with 15 albums under their belts, two Latin Grammys and several Gold and Platinum records, Cuarteto de Nos is one of the best known and most popular bands in Latin America. On July 10th on the same night as The Original Wailers, the Monterrey band will give an advance of their new release that will come out in August, and will reveal their characteristic audio-visual universe.


On Wednesday 17th Sala Apolo will travel once again to South America with the visits by BaianaSystem and Black Alien. The first are one of the bands of the moment in Brazil, considered by the audience, the critics and well-established artists as being a great revelation and a cultural revolution.  From Bahia, the area with the strongest African cultural patrimony, BaianaSystem connects local musical styles such as frevo, samba-reggae and pagode baiano with global and Jamaican sound systems.

The result is a mixture between Africa, Brazil and the Carribean with very peculiar social and visual contents. The band will present "O Futuro Não Demora", the album with which they celebrate ten years of career and on which they were privileged to have Manu Chao collaborating on the song “Sulamericano”.

Also from Brazil and celebrating, in this case, 25 years of career, the rapper Black Alien will visit La (2) to present "Abaixo de Zero: Hello Hell". Gustavo de Almeida is one of the key figures on the Brazilian underground scene, notorious for his witty and unpredictable rhymes. He is also one of the founding members of the hip hop rock bands Planet Hemp, which is one of the most emblematic in the eyes of the young people from the most underprivileged areas of the country. 

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