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A dance floor feast for the senses

What does sensual mean to you? Is it something you see or taste or hear or feel? Or perhaps it’s all of the above, an overload of the senses. Tommy Africa’s is looking to be a feast for all the five senses with a Latin laced love-in house party Wednesday, June 25. Dress in theme for what organizers promise will be a "wicked" night out.

Spinning the sexy sounds all night will be Washington’s DJ Hebegebe, whose popular style can best be described as souflul and sexy. Expect anything that will touch your heart and get you on the dance floor. Jazzy breaks and bossa nova-type sounds, flamenco fused and bongo based, expect anything to get your booty moving.

Hebegebe has had residencies for years in both Seattle and Vancouver, and he jet-sets regularly to playgrounds like Ibizia, Prague, Vienna, Naples, Athens and Mykonos.

Sensual is $8 in advance or $10 at the door from Tommy Africa’s.

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Xavier Rudd returns

Who: Xavier Rudd

Where: Boot Pub

When: Friday and Saturday, July 4-5

Whistler seems to be almost the fantastic Mr. Rudd’s second home these days. Wasn’t it less than six months ago he was here sending the village into a frenzy? Considering he had two sell-out shows with many X fans attending both shows, it clearly wasn’t enough.

His Whistler cousins will be super pumped to learn the thunder from down under, tagged in the Canadian press as the "Jack Johnson" of Australia, will be back to perform for two nights at the Boot Pub – armed with a new album and new experiences to reflect on.

The one-man-multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter-didgeridooistic talent has gone from strength to strength, thanks in part he says, to his loyal supporters in the northern hemisphere (yes, that’s us). One minute he's playing tiny bars in his native Australia and adopted Canada, the next he has major artists and festival agents clamouring for his services all over the world.

Xavier Rudd combines incredible compositions with crafted guitar displays, a wonderful voice and an extra added twist of the didgeridoo, foot drum and other tribal instruments. His Whistler stop is a special bonus addition to his current North American tour with artists such as Ani Di Franco, Dan Bern, and possibly Michael Franti and Spearhead back in Australia later this year.

Tickets are $12 in advance from the Boot Pub front desk or Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m.

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