NEW RELEASE: Sofree - Tus Olas (feat. Eliane Correa & Yelfris Valdés)

It all began with a musical foundation by Sylvain Couesmes (Freemachinist).

Yasmeen Quintana taught it to Eliane Correa one afternoon in her house and, spontaneously improvising, Eliane sang “En la espuma de tus olas me pierdo yo” (In the foam of your waves I lose myself), which later became the refrain. From there, they started working on the song long-distance via Skype.

Yasmeen wrote lyrics around this idea while Sylvain and Eliane continued composing and arranging the song. The lyrics are about the sea and the fact that Yasmeen often felt suffocated by the urban surrounding in which many of us live, wanting to return to the sea to finally be able to breathe again. The creative process lasted months. With musicians from Barcelona and London playing and recording the instruments (bass, guitar, trombone, etc.), the participation of the talented trumpeter Yelfris Valdés is especially noted.

They felt from the first day that this song deserved to be accompanied by a video. Sylvain already knew what he wanted, something new and fresh. Immediately they thought of animated images in a “collage” style with moving designs. Jezabel De León Carballo put herself forward to take charge of the make-up and they called Thomas Lefebvre, a photographer they had worked with for the inside sleeve of their first EP “Raíces distintas”. The images don’t necessarily follow the lyrics but instead follow their own flow creating a distinct and dream-like universe.

Love Carnival

Love Carnival will be back soon... In the meantime, get your needed dose of tropical uplift as Love Carnival take over Room 2 at the infamous Rumpus Party!!!

Festival of Latin American Women in Arts (FLAWA)

The Festival of Latin American Women in the Arts (FLAWA), will be the first festival of its kind in the British capital, showing the perceptions of women from Latin America in film, music, literature and arts through multiple events in a range of London venues between the 15th and 19th May 2019.

London is home to a rich crowd of Latin American creators - an important diaspora in this city- which is blossoming, growing in size, and in creative force. Women are the drivers of this community.

FLAWA will create a space to celebrate and honour what Latin American women do; cisgender, transgender, queer and non-binary creators. We have curated activities for anyone interested in the many angles and trajectories of Latin American culture.

This will be an exciting space of reclaimed narratives, myriad perspectives, and swathes of opportunity where you are all invited to celebrate art, diversity and female empowerment.

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