Chateau’s new Passport Experience sounds transportive

Chateau’s new monthly party will take a trip around the world.

Don’t let something new and unique get lost in the shuffle of huge holiday weekend club parties. On May 26, Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas launches the Passport Experience, a monthly, early evening musical adventure through global rhythms including Afrobeat, reggae, soca, reggaetón and dancehall.

The party will feature guest performances from internationally known DJs and is curated by Michael Ndung’u (aka Fully Focus), a Kenyan DJ and producer who started the Passport Experience in Atlanta and has been spreading the event around the country. Ndung’u has headlined the musical portion of the Vegas Sevens rugby and international cultural fan festival and played Hakkasan earlier this year. He also took Passport home to Africa late last year.

The sounds in Las Vegas nightclubs are always changing, and some DJs are incorporating African music into their sets, but it’s rare to find an event geared toward these genres. “Music moves in waves and people are always looking for the next hot sound,” Ndung’u told Kenyan Vibe last summer. “We’re living in a time where it’s much easier for people to discover and share music due to technology and globalization. Radio or TV no longer control what people hear, people control what they wanna hear and how they want to experience it.”

THE PASSPORT EXPERIENCE May 26, 4-10 p.m., $30. Chateau, 702-776-7777.

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