Musical worlds collide this Saturday in Long Beach for the Tropicália Music & Taco Festival. You may be thinking, another music festival, really? What makes Tropicália different from most festivals on the circuits is the curation of one of the most diverse musical line ups ever formed. From Electroinca, 90’s Hip Hop, 70’s Soul to Regional Mexican sounds and Latin Music, this festival is the place to be.
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At The Lunch Table we enjoy a flavorful musical helping. Here are a few of the acts that we are looking forward to seeing.
With hits like “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle),” “The Worst,” and “Post To Be,” it’s still hard to believe that Jhené Aiko only dropped her first, full-fledge studio album, “Trip,” this past September. Jhené is one of our favorite surprises on the Tropicália bill.
Kali Uchis has been a name that has floated around the festival circuits in the past year. In addition to her collaborations with artists like Tyler, The Creator, Daniel Caesar, and fellow Tropicália artist, Jorja Smith, she is a unique blend of Indie, R&B, Pop with Spanish hints.
Chicano Batman is another name that we’ve seen on a couple of bills this years, most recently at FYF Festival. As Los Angeles locals, the psychedelic soul, funk, rock band is arguably one of the most anticipated acts to be seen this weekend.
If you’ve ever stayed at the club long enough for the last song, I guarantee “Pony” has been a closer for one of those nights. As one of 90s R&Bs’ most well-known crooners, Ginuwine has one of the most recognized musical catalogues today, and if you’re looking for that nostalgic fix, he’s for sure one you can’t miss.
If you’re looking for some music to get you and your main squeeze in the mood, just throw on some Alina Baraz. Her smooth vocals ooze sex appeal and her productions are an ethereal masterpiece. In 2015 she released her Urban Flora EP, and most recently in late September she released “Lavender and Velvet” and “Buzzin.” Most notably, her song Electric featuring Khalid can be heard frequently on the radio waves.
Ivy Queen, known as the “Queen of Reggaeton,” is one of the most-anticipated performers to hit the Tropicália stage. Hailing from Puerto Rico, she’s been in the music game for over 20 years and is recognized as one of the leading female songstresses in Latin Music.
Hailing from Washington D.C, GoldLink has had one of the years most talked about albums, “At What Cost,” which includes features from Steve Lacy, Wale, Kaytranada and Jazmine Sullivan. That’s some pretty good company for a debut album. His hit single “Crew,” was also featured on HBO’S hit series, “Insecure.”
If you’re ready to dance, Sango, is the one you’ll want to see. His eclectic blend of Brazilian funk, Hip Hop, R&B and dance is a guaranteed to have a dance party erupt.
And if that’s not enough fire to spark your interest this weekend, Tropicália is featuring ALL YOU CAN EAT TACOS til 4PM! Grab our last minute tickets at www.tropicaliafest.com
Official Tropicália Spotify Playlist: