Trailblazing Afro-Latin band Wara followed by fiery and fun tropical DJs Ivicore & Panther Panther!
Influenced by the fieriest of contemporary Havana's music, WARA has roared its way through the ranks of British Latin bands. With backgrounds spanning from Cuba to the Congo and Venezuela to Chile, WARA has become one of the UK’s most resonating urban soundclashes.
Their tracks play deep into the urban Afro-Caribbean scene; dembow darts though bass-heavy hip-hop and reggaeton intertwines with the bounce of the mambo. Combining a lyrically conscious approach with exceptional musicianship, this is a band with an urgent voice that demands to be heard.
"Wara are at the cutting edge of the musical pulse." BBC Radio 3
"A work of Latin-London genius, an album whose impeccable fusion between experimental form and insightful content makes it a compelling, unique and socially important release." ***** Sounds and Colours
Ivicore is an explosive Urban DJ from Venezuela, bringing the best street beats and tunes from Latin American and the Caribbean, from classics and remixes to the latest hits around. With a mix of the best Reggaeton, Dancehall, Dembow, Afrobeats, Moombahton and Tropical Bass, she will take Papaya party-goers on a tropical journey of joy, dance and sunny vibes.
DJ Panther Panther!
Panther Panther! (aka Pablo Villierezz) is a DJ and audiovisual artist of Mexican origin, whose unique blend of digital cumbia takes listeners on a retro-futuristic journey into space and beyond. He is the incredible talent behind Bristol’s Midnight Ritual parties and performs regularly at Glastonbury and Shambala. As the night reaches its climax, Panther Panther! will drive Papaya party-goers wild with the latest Tropical Bass chaos from across Latin America.
Midnight: DJ Ivicore
1.30am: DJ Panther Panther!
PAPAYA Fest 2019
A ferocious fiesta of a festival. Bringing you a unique fusion of Latin American and British culture - with theatre, live music and DJs all mixed up into one juicy weekend in the heart of Bristol.
BUY THE PAPAYA FEST COMBO TICKET and get entry to both this event AND our Saturday night party at Old Market Assembly with feel good funk band The Fontanas followed by global rhythm DJs Booty Bass and Hiphoppapotamus from Tropical Tea Party PLUS special surprise guests on the sax and mic!