Jam Jar Pride - Popola Takeover at The Jam Jar
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"Afro-Caribbean-Latinx diasporic hermanas blowout with the best to ever do it - Popola! Serving red hot dembow and searing neo-perreo with residents Cheza Lucina and DJ Ivicore plus added d’floor feeling/healing from Dunya. "

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A clubnight held at The Jam Jar on Saturday 13th July. The event starts at 23:00.

POPOLA - Uniting the Afro-Caribbean-LatinX diaspora in diversity, innovation and equality, Popola's vibe is all about repping that diversity woven into our roots and paving new ways.

Cheza Lucina (Popola)
Ivicore (Popola)

Coming with a very firey line-up that will make you dance nonstop to the best selection of Afrobeats, Neo Perreo, Reggaeton, Bashment, Dancehall, Dembow, EDM & Urban Bangerz. Bringing a sexy twist to the scene, blending booty-shaking beats with explosions of colour, sound and expression of Afro-Latinx Caribbean culture.

Pride Popola Takeover
11pm - 4am
The Jam Jar, Bristol
18+ event

Dunya is a Glastonbury based DJ, musician & sound healer who loves connecting to her Moroccan roots by fusing together the mystical sounds of the Middle East with BIG BASS.
Her dynamic mixes weave together a range of different genres including tech house, garage, baseline, dnb and jungle.
Dunya has previously performed at the Jam Jar for Soft Butch & has co-hosted ecstatic dances with Ecstatic Dub and Dance Medicine. She performed at Love Jam festival last year and this year will be DJing at Sacred Earth Festival and Queer Spirit.

Popola spotlights the rich diversity of London's Afro-Caribbean-Latinx communities by producing vibrant celebrations of culture and roots. Through our events, Popola provides welcoming spaces where diasporic women and QPOC can uninhibitedly express their artistry, individuality, and heritage.

Popola has been dedicated to addressing inequality faced by displaced and marginalised communities since our founding, holding an undeniable dedication to inclusion, advocating for equitable treatment of underrepresented people as central to our mission. We distribute resources while receiving no public funding, donations or charity so far - which reflects the presence Popola has built for itself in the community.

Our passion for equality manifests through ongoing action and collaboration with different Afro-Caribbean-Latinx communities in the UK. As activism takes many forms, we actively seek to uplift in diverse ways the various diasporas affected by colonisation and systems of oppression, as part of wider decolonization and intersectional movement. We ensure historically excluded voices are heard, while working to create safer, healthier environments and promote diasporic art/expressions.

Popola events like Salsoteka with its energetic salsa dancing, Twerk Temple's fiery twerking joy, Bundona's celebration of the Queer Brazilian community, and the Popola Showcase spotlighting talented diasporic singers, poets, and creatives pulse with the spirit of freedom, cultural pride and communal revelry. Our one-of-a-kind parties unite Londoners across backgrounds through the universal languages of music, dance and celebration.

Entry requirements: 18+

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