The Wild Detectives & Deep Vellum Anniversary Party

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The Wild Detectives & Deep Vellum Anniversary Party

Literature, Afrobeat, Cumbia, Tattoos, Art and much more!

By The Wild Detectives

When and where

Date and time

April 8 · 1pm - April 9 · 1am CDT


The Wild Detectives 314 West Eighth Street Dallas, TX 75208

About this event

  • 12 hours
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Join us for a very special anniversary celebration, our dear friends from Deep Vellum are turning 10 years and we are turning 9, so how about throwing an all out party to enjoy all the things we love!

A full day event with mind blowing literature, afrobeat rhythms, cumbia, hip hop, art vendors, tattoos, book sales and international DJs.

Here is the program, join us anytime, the event is free and open to everyone. You can RSVP HERE

Mind blowing literature with Mircea Cărtărescu & Sean Cotter (Romania & USA)

Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu and translator San Cotter will discuss the process of writing and translating Solenoid, considered by many one of the greatest novels of the 21st century.

Afrobeats with Baba Kuboye (Nigeria)

Babatunmida Kuboye is an Afrobeat artist based in the United States. He is the son of jazz legends, Fran & Tunde Kuboye, and grandnephew of the late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Baba Kuboye, whose earliest musical influence came from growing up at the renowned Jazz 38 club Lagos Nigeria, with his parents, is a chip off the old block with his socially conscious voice running through his music

Cumbia with Papi Chulo (Dallas)

The four-piece Dallas band created a new subgenre it calls cumbia artesanal, which it compares to a craft beer made from each member’s musical interests. Anything goes, so long as its foundation is cumbia. The percussion-heavy traditional dance music is the most popular genre in Latin America. and Papi Chulo takes from its history and own influences to accomplish one thing: It just wants to make people dance. Simple.

X - The Pop Up! A black experimental music series curated by Mattie. (with Mons, Vøhn and Joshua Miller)

By using introspective visuals, lyrical self-inquiry, solful melodics, experimental instrumentation, MATTIE guides her audience into a visual and sonic world of duality. MONS is a hard to pin artist & human. with introspective lyrics, intimite rap and experimental sounds influenced by jazz, r&b, rap, electronic and rock; they create a transcendental sonic experience. VØHN is an alternative soul/hip hop artist whose music is based in the story of human exploration and trippy sound discovery. We call his music big bags! JOSHUA MILLER is a free improvisational saxophonist/drummer with deep Ft Worth Texas roots. his delivery is unexplainable, and completely open to interpretation of the listener.

Afro Latin rhythms with Elkin Pautt (Colombia)

Colombian Music Producer, based in Dallas TX via Brooklyn, NY. Since early childhood captivated by music, curiosity made him his own teacher. West African influenced music that incorporates Electronica and analog synthesis makes a strong combination of sounds reflected in his work. The DJ sets travel around the world exploring exotic sounds from Afro-house to soukous, Latin grooves to Afrobeats, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and more.

Electronic beats with DJ Tempranillo (Madrid)

From the nights of Madrid we’re bringing our old friend and TWD collaborator, Dj Tempranillo.

Book Sale by Deep Vellum

Our dearest publishing company will be onsite with special offers and discounts for some of the amazing titles they publish every year

About the organizer

Organized by
The Wild Detectives