It's a big holiday weekend coming up in Rio and I have two big gigs tonight and Thursday. I'm really excited about them both but they couldn't be more different. There's a paragraph in my bio that reads as follows:
From his current home base in Rio de Janeiro, Cardaci plays at the most exclusive spots in the city. But he also maintains his healthy connection to the underground, playing free parties from the beaches of Ipanema to high atop the favelas.
Never has this been more true than the next two days with tonights's gig taking place high above downtown in the favela of Morro dos Prazeres and Thursday night's party taking place at the season opener for the legendary Pacha in Buzios. Here's a bit more about each event. If you're around, it would be great to see you at one or the other!
Wednesday, November 19th
Morro dos Prazeres
I'm honored to be invited to play Black Santa, a free party on Morro dos Prazeres dedicated to funk, soul, afrobeat, latin and other permutations of the African sonic diaspora. Seeing as it's a holiday in Rio, celebrating the life of Zumbi, an escaped slave that set up his own scene for other escaped slaves, it's a real honor to be invited to dj this event. It's free, the view is amazing and the last event pulled in over a thousand people! Things kick off around 8PM and I'll go on sometime after 1AM. Facebook invite below.
Black Santa :: Morro dos Prazeres
Thursday, November 20th
Thursday night, we'll be taking over the second room of Pacha in Buzios as part of their season opener weekend! Me and my man, Mike Mikalsky of Eatme will be playing back to back all night so expect everything from disco and deep house to techno. I love when you get a night that allows to to stretch out and really go on a trip. This night will definitely be a trip! If you see this in time, hit me up for VIP guest list, just 'cause I love you :)
Pacha Gold, Buzios
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