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August 28, 2012 by joesonotheque

Maria’s Package Goods & Community Bar and Global Soul Productions presents
Featuring Global-trotting DJs Joe Bryl and Clark Quente
Wednesday, September 19 – 8PM-2AM – Free, No Cover
960 W. 31st Street, Chicago, Il. 60608 – 773.890.0588 – http://www.community-bar.com

With the temperatures reaching record highs in Chicago; so does the
dancefloor action heat up at Maria’s (960 W. 31st St.) with the
monthly world beat residency titled “Jungle Boogie: Big Beats From The
Tropics”. Taking place on Wednesday, September 19 (and continuing
every 3rd Wednesday of the month) “Jungle Boogie” will focus on the
funky, soulful and dynamic diaspora dance rhythms of the Caribbean,
South America and Africa.

Headed by global soul specialists and world beat ambassadors DJs Joe
Bryl and Clark Quente, “Jungle Boogie” will be a tropical and topical
overview of the wide ranging jamming sounds that fill up the hot-spot
discos in the tropics. We begin our excursion from the crescent-shaped
Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Trinidad to the lands of
the subcontinent South America of Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil and
Argentina and cross the Atlantic touching down in its motherland of
Africa in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola and South

This polyrhythmic passport to adventure will feature the captivating
and percolating rhythms from the soulful sounds of
Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, Calypso, Zouk, Soca, Steelband and Ska; the
Latin-tinged tones of Rumba, Salsa, Son Cubano,
Mambo, Cumbia and Reggaeton; the uniquely Brazilian styles of
Samba,Bossa Nova, Axe, Choro and Funk Carioca to finally the street
style grooves of Highlife, Afro-beat, Makossa, Township Jive and

But the main purpose of the night is to elevate your feet while we
educate your mind into the spirit of this tropical discotheque that
we’re dubbing “Jungle Boogie”. As the Kool & the Gang song says, “Get
down, get down, Jungle Boogie (Get it)”.

Each evening will feature a revolving series of select rare videos
from our archives featuring live performances from the southern
hemisphere. Maria’s expert mixologists will also concoct some tasty
treats to put you in the right mood and groove to quench your thirst
after putting on some sweaty south of the border dance moves.

Festivities begin at 8PM and continue until 2AM. There is no cover.


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