Bellaqueo artwork by Sergio Alferez

Bellaqueo Live Session

Sat, 1 Apr 2023 7:00 am


Section 8

27-29 Tattersalls Ln

Melbourne, VIC, 3000




Event accessibility

18+ venue

Kicking off 2023 with our first ever live session edition at the iconic Section 8 on April 1st.

For this first party, we are thrilled to present live shows from the talented Dani Padron, Meza & SKR. Pure Latino power performing their music at the disco!

We will also have local music selectors Julia Towers and Gabs making their debut at Bellaqueo’s parties, plus our residents Slim Shady and Mad Rhythm. 100% Colombian talent.

Get yourself ready for a night full of Afrobeats, Champeta, Neo-perreo and Dembow vibes.

Reggaeton has its roots in Latin, African and Caribbean music, evolving from Dancehall, Reggae and Hip-Hop. With sounds originating from deep within Caribbean islands, Panamá and South America, this is a must attend night.

We will go from 6 pm to 1 am, so come early and secure yourself a spot.

Free entry all night long

Bellaqueo Live Session is presented by Bellaqueo as part of MAV's NEWPRINT2 program, as supported by On The Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative to bring live music back across the state, and Australia Council for the Arts.


Mai Monroy


Mai is a 30 year old Colombian event producer based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. She has a professional degree in business administration and more than 8 years experience managing teams in different industries in Colombia and Australia.



Bellaqueo is a Reggaeton party collective founded in Melbourne in 2021 by three Colombian friends with the purpose of spreading urban latin rhythms in Australia.

Charlez Meza

Singer, songwriter and producer

Charlez Meza is a singer, songwriter and producer who tastefully blends Latin and Anglo influences into an original, contemporary urban sound.

Dani Padrón

Singer and Composer

26-year-old singer and composer born in Envigado, Colombia, raised in a Cuban descendant family. Her voice flows powerfully through Dancehall, Reggaeton, Trap, Afrobeat and R&B. Her style stand outs and generate distinction at a commercial level. She broke the scene with her first EP in 2016 which gained her the respect to open and collaborate with well-known producers. In Australia she has opened for various international artists such as; Mackie, Andy Rivera, J Alvarez, Blessd. Dani is now preparing her first full-length album titled “No Fear”, a blend of Hip Hop, Rap and R&B where she collaborates with several artists.


Singer and music producer

Singer and music producer born in Colombia, SKR is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. His music blends Jamaican Reggae with traditional and urban sounds from Colombia, creating an unique and very danceable style. He has shared stage with several great artists from the urban scene such as; J Alvarez, Golpe A Golpe and Mackie. He is currently working on new collaborations with local producers.