Conjunto Papa Upa (NL)
Alex Figueira, born in Venezuela, is no stranger to 1970s tropical music. With his band Conjunto Papa Upa, he digs deep to find his home country’s musical roots and reinterprets them in an entirely unique and unpredictable way. He fuses them with African and Caribbean rhythms, psychedelic music, surf, samba, old-school salsa, funk, and backhanded lyrics about the current socio-political situation in Venezuela. Danceable, futuristic, and vintage at the same time – so weird it’s good!