The Charlee is a boutique hotel coming to Medellín’s Parque Lleras. They invited BBRAVE to DJ their launch event on the hotel’s site. Although the name of the city alone still evokes cartels and violence to many, Medellín and Colombia in general have been on the rise. It’s much safer and prosperous, the FARC are losing ground and cartel power has gravitated towards Mexico. Colombia is also filled with great music, in particular Colombian cumbia in Cali, and champeta in Cartagena.

At the event, the crowd losened up as a few gathered by the DJ booth to dance salsa! Great opportunity to test out Michel Pinheiro’s great Beninese salsa, as well as music from salsa mbalax giant Pape Fall from Senegal. Great feedback, check this out: