Afro House

Marimba Journey

Presented by DJ Virus

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Claudio Barbosa aka Dj Virus was raised in Luanda, Angola, surrounded by the sounds of Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Tecnho, Disco, Kassav, and African groups played by his brother he was captivated by music from an early age. His passion for music grew when he witnessed a Kassav live show, back in late 80’s/90’s and snuck into several house parties.
Recognising his sons commitment to music his father decided to create a disco using their first initials NBC (Nuno, Bino, Claudio), and the trio started to play family and friends parties, using cassettes.

Learning his craft from Djs he admired, Claudio Silva, Kapiro , Malvado Cubanito, Madabaya, Joao Reis, Dj Premier, FunkMasterFlex, Bob Sinclair, FatBoy, Erick Morrillo amongst others, Virus arrived in London and quickly established himself playing at various clubs across the city ((Havana club (Farringdon), Club 2AD (Soho), Fridge Bar (Brixton), Lounge 34 (waterloo), Ministry of Sound, Tower Point, Bar Madrid (Oxoford Circus), Kubanacan (Peckham), Babalou (Brixton), Bar 101 (rd Tottenham), Third Space (Stockwell), Equinox (Leicester Square), Zoo Bar (Leicester SQ)) and up and down the UK (King’s Lynn) (Sheffield) (Ely), Newcastle, Liquid nightcub (Windsor). ¬†International events followed with festivals in France, Serbia, Spain Angola, and India.

Watch this space, as never one to sit idly Virus is getting ready to drop his first productions with a decidedly afro twist

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