"We are cultural and musical preservationists. We bring people together to honor our roots and pay homage to our ancestors through music, drum and dance.
¡WEPA! provides a foundation and shrine to experience the true meaning of tradition, joy and freedom."


Monday, March 31, 2014


No Dress Code
Fully Stocked Bar
Comfortable Couches
Bumping Sound System
Beautiful Wooden Floors
Exclusively Private Loft Space
Convenient by Transportation
Food Available on the Premises

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10pm til the break of dawn

Liberate Recordings, Seed Recordings, Joann Jimenez, Tribal Winds and Nino Torre present:

The best music selection you’ve ever laid your ears on!

Music By:
Antonio Ocasio
Bradford James
Eric Eman Clark
Nino Nitemix Torre

Live art by: Craig Anthony Miller

On-Line Ticket Sales:
April 1-7: $10
April 7-13: $15
April 14-23: $20

At Door: $25 with free drink

Cut Off On-Line Sales: April 23


Secret Loft Location will be revealed on Wednesday, April 23rd
Hint: Downtown Manhattan – all trains and cabs go there.
Parking available a few feet away.

Must be 21+ with Valid ID

AZUCAR with special guest Antonio Ocasio (WEPA NYC / Tribal Winds)

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10pm - 4am

The inception of a 10 year conception
makes it to a very special place in Harlem...

Joann Jimenez + Charo Velecio present:


Level 1: Resident Charo Velecio
Level 2: Guest Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds / WEPA NYC)

Live Music

$10 Entry

3694 Broadway - corner of 143 Street
New York, NY 10031
1 Train to 145 street

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


We thank you for your ongoing love and support.
We are on a much needed winter break and will be back
very soon.  Please send us an email to be added to our
list.  You'll be the first to know when we are back!


Love & Light,
Joann + Antonio

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WEPA brings HOUSE to the South Bronx :: December 6th

Friday, December 6, 2013
10pm - 4am

We are taking it back home to our roots in the South Bronx
with a space (outside the club) to experience the
true meaning of tradition, joy and freedom.

Joann Jimenez presents...

The Original Home of
Afro-House & Latin Soul

Music by: Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

Special Birthday Celebration for Joann Jimenez

BYOC: Bring Your Own Cooler
It’s that kind of party! NO DRINKS sold on premises
bring ice, cups, everything you need!

There will be food. Feel free to contribute.
Sharing is our tradition. We encourage you to join in.
You may also contribute drinks too!

$10 On-Line :: $20 at the Door
Limited Capacity: tickets can be purchased
on-line NO FEE or paypal needed, see up to the left.

2505 Third Avenue (136 & 137th Street) - 3rd floor
4 or 5 to 138th - Grand Concourse
6 to 3rd Avenue - 138th Street

Monday, August 19, 2013

WEPA NYC presents "Honoring Our Ancestors"

 WEPA NYC presents “Honoring Our Ancestors”, 
a free outdoor celebration that asks participants to look back
to our roots and honor those who’ve gone before us.  
Hosted by: Joann Jimenez

In these days of social media, it’s easy to lose touch with who
we really are and our human connection. We are descendants of
people who made sacrifices so that we could live a better life.
Let’s keep their memory alive and share our heritage,
especially with the children.

We are honored to share this day with the House Coalition.
Luis Vargas will be hosting an appreciation picnic for those
who participated at this year's NYC Dance Parade.

At the end, we are all ONE.

In tribute to our ancestors, we are encouraging wellness of
body, mind and soul. We are looking for Yoga, Tai-Chi,
Meditation, Nutrition, Dance, Zhumba, Stretching,
Health Drinks, etc... Please contact Joann Jimenez 
if you would like to participate.

Music by:
Michael Casiano and Special Guests

Drum Circle begins at sunset... bring instruments, a blanket,
elders, children, anything you'd like to share and an
offering for "The Tree of Life". Pets are welcomed.

Please visit link to make a donation towards:
Porto-Potties, Sound-Generator-Truck Rental, Water, Ice,
Food, Flowers-Candles-Decorations, Arts + Crafts, Drummers, etc...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

¡WEPA! with Antonio Ocasio, DJ Angelo (Greece) / After Work Session with Charo Velecio + Des Uno

Joann Jimenez presents...

The Original Home of
Afro-House & Latin Soul

Resident DJ / Producer:
Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

special guest from Greece
DJ Angelo (Global Fantasy)

Afterwork Session with Guests:
Charo Velecio (Ache' Pa Ti)
Des Uno (Universal Languages)

Live Art by: Michael Casiano (The Taino Way)

Congas, Food, Roof Deck + lots of Culture

Happy Hour until 9pm

FREE (7-8pm) / $5 (8-10pm)
$10 after 10pm with invite printout or RSVP: muzikbutrfly@gmail.com
$15 after 10pm without invite printout or RSVP

Bar 13 (3rd Floor)
121 University Place (between 13 and 14 Street)
Union Square - NYC


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

¡WEPA! After Work Session begins February 22nd

February 22nd, 2013
6pm - 3am

Joann Jimenez presents...

The Original Home of
Afro-House & Latin Soul

Resident DJ / Producer:
Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

After Work Session with Guests:
Jihad Muhammad (Bang the Drum)
Les Carbonell (SomaRecordings / 5ifty5ive)

Congas, Food, Roof Deck and Lots of Culture

FREE (6-7pm) / $5 (7-10pm)
$10 after 10pm with invite printout or RSVP: muzikbutrfly@gmail.com
$15 after 10pm without invite printout or RSVP 

Bar 13 (3rd Floor)
121 University Place (between 13 and 14 Street)
Union Square - NYC

Monday, October 15, 2012

¡WEPA! HalloWHITE :: Celebrating Souls :: Skulls, White Clothes, Flowers + Spirit of Tradition

This year, we have decided to celebrate Halloween with a "White Party"
on Friday, October 26th, 2012.

On our recent visit to Mexico, we were very inspired by the similarities in our cultural traditions. We share a mutual strong reverence for those who have passed before us.

They have "Dia de Los Muertos" - day of the dead - in which they use skulls and build altars to symbolize their respect for the deceased.

The true origin of Halloween is a ceremony honoring our ancestors and the day of the dead.

We encourage you to paint your face as a skull, bring flowers and 

come ready to celebrate the spirit of tradition.

rsvp for reduced admission: muzikbutrfly@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

You Don't Want To Miss This!

Friday, September 28th :: 11pm - 4am

Our 3rd Year Anniversary
and Antonio's Birthday Celebration

We will have PIRAGUAS made with Palo Energy Tea
infused with all natural Mamajuana herbs... 
Original, Mango or Coconut flavors. ¡WEEEEEPAAAA!


Sunday, July 29, 2012


We're excited to announce that WEPA NYC has been selected as part of the official MI CASA HOLIDAY events lineup in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
So, October 4-7, we're all going on Holiday together!
Start preparing now and contact Joann Jimenez with any questions regarding special rates: muzikbutrfly@gmail.com

P.S. We're excited to join forces with Boston's Uhuru Afrika!
Lineup - Adam Gibbons . Antonio Ocasio . Max Pela . Sidy Maiga & More...

Seaport Soul Series ft. ¡WEPA! on the Pier

BKNY with special guest: ANTONIO OCASIO (¡WEPA!)

¡WEPA! visits South Street Seaport!

¡WEPA! meets SOULGASM on the Beach!

¡WEPA! + AfroTaino = AfroCaribe! The Official After Party of The BlackStar Film Festival

When the Spanish, Dutch, & British slave ships dropped anchor in the Caribbean, they weren't expecting to be responsible for building a new civilization of brown folks, as their focus was on commerce, sugar & spices, and manifest destiny. They didn't expect the Taino Indians to take the African slaves in, nor for them to establish a form of communication through percussion. They didn't expect the traditions to be handed down, nor the fusing of the bloodlines. They didn't plan to create a diaspora. As history will show, an African diaspora has been created. This legacy of African-based lifestyles & cultures passed down to us, a fresh batch of free souls born thousands of miles away from their ancestral birthland. We inherited their passion for celebration, and we are good at it! Think on this as we introduce to you a very special occasion for all of Afro-Philadelphia. What happens when you combine AfroTaino Productions' talents with the festive grooviness of the infamous ¡WEPA!-NYC dance gatherings? You get AFRO-CARIBE - a dance party for the ancestors. ¡Wepa! 'incorporates the wide range of their culture’s musical wealth, blending Afro-Cuban, Latino Tribal, Orisha chants and straight up percussive rhythms mixed in with old salsa classics and other lovely sounds that live inside them… " Whether it's AfroBeat, House Music, or Latin Soul, DJ Antonio Ocasio (¡WEPA!-NYC, Tribal Winds) & DJ Rahsaan (AfroTaino Productions) will uplift your spirits and have you rejoicing the Diaspora all night on the dancefloor.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Seaport Soul Series ft. ¡WEPA! with Antonio Ocasio & guest SRES

-great music  -outdoor dancing   -good food

-drink specials (remember those frozen drinks??!! YUM!)


Visit www.seaportsoulseries.com for updates + full calendar


Skipper’s Outdoor Pierside Cafe

Pier 16, South Street Seaport

2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z to Fulton/Broadway Nassau

M15 (South Ferry) to Fulton St.

Walk east on Fulton to Water Street

Friday, June 1, 2012

Party on the ¡WEPA! Banana Boat at Midnight!

 Joann Jimenez presents...
¡WEPA! Banana Boat Ride

with music by: Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

See the world’s most famous skyline light up the night. The bustle and noise of the city turns to silence as we slip out onto the Hudson, cut the engines and turn up the volume!  It's the perfect place to bring a date, the best way to celebrate a special occasion or meet great people.  Come get a dose of our Afro-House and Latin Soul on the water with some of the best people in town.  It will be an experience to remember forever!

Buy $25 Tickets On-Line: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/128457

We will also have tickets at all of our ¡WEPA! events

Boarding at 11:30pm SHARP!
Clipper City Tall Ship will be docked on the East Face of Pier 17
South Street Seaport
Sail: Midnight-2:30a

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

a ¡WEPA! special celebration: “Honoring Our Ancestors”... Free Outdoor Event

We look back to our roots, and honor those who've gone before us.  
Sometimes we forget how interconnected our roots have become...
my heritage, your heritage.... my family, your family...
often, our paths seem to cross and intermingle again and again...
Join us as we honor our connectedness and all of our ancestors, 
for at the end, we are all ONE.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Free Outdoor Event
1pm - until it ends

Joann Jimenez presents...

a ¡WEPA! special celebration:   
“Honoring Our Ancestors”

Resident DJ / Producer: Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

bring blankets, food, instruments, memorabilia, flowers, candles +
anything you want to share

Special Guest: SRES (Are You Afro?™)

Special Set: Ace Housenation

Live Art: Michael Casiano

Drum Circle begins at sunset...  bring drums, children and elders

If you would like to make any donations or sponsor,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


(((see below party info - party starts at 6pm with special guests)))

Joann Jimenez presents...

The Original Home of
Afro-House & Latin Soul

Resident DJ / Producer:
Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds)

Live Art by:
Michael Casiano (The Taino Way)

Slammin' Famous PASTELES by: CURLY
(get yours quick, they go fast!)

Coquito, Cigar Roller, Dominoes, Roof Deck + lots of Culture

FREE (6-10pm) entry via 13th street before 10pm
$10 after 10pm with flyer or RSVP: muzikbutrfly@gmail.com
$15 after 10pm without invite flyer or RSVP

Bar 13 (3rd Floor)
121 University Place (13th & 14th) - NYC

[after work sessions / 6-10pm]

Afro/Latin. Deep House. Tribal. Soul. Tech
soundtrack by LES/537 & DJ E (d-_-b)

HAPPY HOUR (6-8pm)

entry via 13th street before 10pm

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our first time in Brooklyn!!!

Dekalb Market is a new community destination in Downtown Brooklyn. Dekalb Market, is housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers, that bring together Brooklyn’s creative entrepreneurs in a community setting that include an incubator farm, events and performance venue, and a collection of eateries and work-sell spaces.

Dekalb Market
138 Willoughby Street (Flatbush Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave