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Wepa! Kingston to Rio with DJ Mano Gil

¡Wepa! presents a night of Jamaican and Brazilian sounds with special guest Brazilian DJ Mano Gil and resident DJ Elixir. This is DJ Mano Gil's first time performing in Ventura County, so it's a huge honor to host him at the world-famous Ojai Deer Lodge!

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the mid 70s, DJ Mano Gil spent a big part of his life being exposed to different types of musical influences. But it was in the mid 90s that he started expanding his musical vocabulary to tendencies that he never imagined existed.

Today, DJ Mano Gil enjoys finding gems from the past in jazz, bossanova, samba, reggae, hip-hop, soul, funk, Afro-beat, salsa, world music in general.

Aside from his regular Latin-inspired event called Sonido Tropical, DJ Mano Gil is known for his innovative BoogieBike project. The Boogie Bike brings music to public spaces in San Luis Obispo, California and surrounding areas on a customized tricycle outfitted with two turntables, a mixer and a speaker. Everything is battery operated which makes this project environmentally conscious. Most of the Boogie Bike gigs are 100% vinyl and offer a variety of music styles.