Ricardo "TNT" Diquez (former vocalist with Samecumba and DJ at the old Havana Grill in Chapel Hill) will mix this old school salsa party based on his cultural experiences growing up in Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
"Back in Venezuela we would play two salsas, one merengue, two salsas, one bachata, two salsas, one vallenata. But heavy on the salsa," Ricardo says.
Members of his current band, Tropic Orchestra, may assemble informally Saturday for a live descarga, something Ricardo hopes will become a regular feature of the Tropical Origins party.
"I want it to be a place where dancers and musicians will hang out and jam," says Ricardo.