Try some world beats for Halloween

DJ Marc Fournier spinning world beats at the Errington Hall October 26.

Take a cultural journey this Halloween as DJ Marc Fournier spins world beats at the Errington Hall October 26.

Known musically as Electropical, Fournier is a DJ and music journalist who has weekly columns on French CBC and writes reviews and articles for Songlines Magazine in the United Kingdom.

On CBC he presents Music and Revolution with music that is intertwined with the history of a country or region, and he programs and presents a four-hour show on Saturday mornings with music from around the world. Fournier also speaks six languages and has lived in many countries in Europe and Africa.

In his home city of Vancouver, Fournier co-presents a monthly World Music Dance party at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island with DJ Michael Laycock, a 10-year old collaboration they call Electropical. The duo plays an eclectic mix of urban sounds with a tropical edge and invites a different guest percussionist every month. They usually get around 200 enthusiastic dancers at that event.

Fournier said every show he presents is different, but he will probably spin some Reggae and music from Latin America, the Balkans and Africa at the Errington Hall.

He also says he is excited about some other music currently making waves around the world.

“The music coming out from Colombia these days is incredible: rootsy, danceable and funky!” he said in an e-mail. “I also love the Aboriginal electronic scene right now. So much good music!”

Tickets for the show are $15 from the Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach.

 

For more on Fournier and Electropical visit www.electropical.ca.

 

 

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