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Zaperoco unveils a spectacular debut, celebrating Colombian ‘Picotero’ soundsystem culture in London at the unique Carpet Shop venue in Peckham.

Get ready for an unforgettable night of infectious Afro-Caribbean dance beats and to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Colombian ‘Picotero’ soundsystem culture with three international special guest DJs.

Originating from the vibrant hubs of Barranquilla and Cartagena, the Picós embody the rich African traditions of Colombian Caribbean DJ culture. Picture Soukous seamlessly morphing into Champeta, interwoven with influences ranging from Afro-disco to the timeless classics of tropical music like Salsa and Vallenato.

Coming to London for the very first time is DJ Bossingwa. Originally from Cartagena, DJ Bossingwa has been a driving force in promoting Colombian Caribbean and Latin music across Europe for nearly two decades. His vinyl treasures ranges from Champeta, Salsa, Cumbia to Dancehall and Reggaeton.

Hailing from the eclectic musical scene in Barcelona, Colombian DJ Lady Avocado is set to mesmerize the crowd with her vinyl selection of Latin and Tropical beats. Her unique blend will transport you straight to the heart of the Caribbean.

Joining the lineup is the dynamic Stivako, founder of Colombia’s freshest Picó, ‘La Saramuya.’ Stivako spent several months in Barranquilla and has played at numerous parties during the Barranquilla Carnival. Having experienced first hand the joy of las verbenas, he is on a mission to spread the picotero culture all over Europe.

And faithful advocate of Colombian and Caribbean sounds in London DJ Amancai hosts

Friday 12th January 2024
Time: 10pm-4am
The Carpet Shop, Arch 164, 115 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST