Time to make amends Gilles…
Gilles Peterson wants to prove he still loves Brazil with a new night at Guanabara
The last time Mr Peterson went to Brazil it was Rio not São Paulo where he spent his time. He was booked to DJ at a private party to promote Britain in Dilma’s country (and consequently, to make the ginger Prince dance while sipping caipirinhas) on the top of one of Rio de Janeiro’s postcards, the Sugar Loaf.
But that was not enough and some of his local friends put on a party the next day at a small place in Lapa, the city’s bohemian neighborhood. Jungle was there and although it was the wrong venue (terrible sound-system and dance floor) the former BBC Radio 1 DJ (he left last month if you hadn’t heard) tried to show that even though he has spent a lot of his time lately flirting with Cuba, he still loves Brazil.
So it is appropriate that he is helping to kick-start SP #Feelings, a new night at Guanabara, and also helping to raise money for ABC Trust, an NGO that supports vulnerable street kids in Brazil
Helping him is Marina Gasolina, former Bonde do Role lead singer and now a London resident (check out her new project Madrid with former CSS member Adriano Cintra here soundcloud.com/madridmusic) and resident DJ Limão spinnig the latest Brazilian tunes.
The press release promises it will feel like a night in São Paulo. “The economic heart of Brazil is also the main nightlife hotspot, world famous for its clubs, busy 7 nights a week and always going till late. The top weekend’s resident DJs spin an ‘all night Brazilian party’ classic dancefloor rhythms, that make Brazilian music famous worldwide”, it says. Let’s just hope it does not bring also São Paulo traffic jam’s to Holborn.
Thursday 19th April, £5 after 9pm