Wara 'Leave To Remain' promo video shot @ The Jazz cafe

¡Viva la revolución de música nueva! Some of you will remember Wara’s album launch at the Jazz Café back August; it was a total sell out, got some great press and critical attention, and was a really special night for all the Movimientos family.

We’ve put together a video of the evening that showcases the amazing talents and genre-spanning performances Wara have up their satin sleeves.

As you can see from the critics’ quotes that appear throughout this video, it’s not just us that thanks there’s something special about Wara, and we hope to be able to share their wonderful sound with a lot more of you in future.

You can read more about the band at their page on our website, watch their music video and buy their album via bandcamp. Here’s to a brave new musical future of ground-breaking rhythms, conscious lyrics, and dancing without boarders!

WARA ‘Leave To Remain’ Official Music Video

It was about time Wara had their own official music video and so here it is – the title track from their debut album ‘Leave To Remain‘ showing exactly why we love them so much – with their vibrant mix of next generation Latin music and conscious social commentary. High tempo energetic music with a message. Filmed at various locations in London and Cuba it includes scenes featuring London’s immigrant communities, Seven Sisters and Ridley Road markets, startling street scenes in Havana and an epic rooftop sequence finale.

For the London shoot it we enlisted the help of our longtime friend – filmmaker Mikey Watts whose powerful documentaries we’ve consistently screened at Movimientos over the years – to help add an element of social realism and added to the beautiful scenes of Havana undertaken by bandleader Eliane Correa the video evokes a fascinating clash of cultures – just like the music itself. Enjoy!

WARA Debut Album 'Leave to Remain' OUT NOW

Movimientos Records is proud to announce WARA’s debut album “Leave to Remain” has hit the stores! This has been long-awaited and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

'Leave to Remain' is the debut album by Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene, and follows their critically acclaimed self-titled EP (Movimientos Records, 2011). The genre-defying 'Leave to Remain', to be released 1 July 2013 on Movimientos Records, sees the band take their trademark sound to higher grounds, effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles – timba ("Cuban salsa"), songo, cha-cha-cha, rumba - with contemporary urban elements such as reggae, soul, hip-hop and jazz. The songs are threaded with bilingual, conscious lyrics that inject social and political commentary into their music in a variety of ways: there are songs that directly touch upon the topics of migration, identity and displacement ("Somewhereland", "Leave to Remain"); "Run for Cover's" London-riot-fuelled policeman theatrics followed by an acoustic remake of "Flesh and Bone" that goes straight to the soul, and finally a delusional tirade by whining party scene divas in "Caprichoso".

What critics are saying about ‘Leave to Remain’:

“Fresher than a newly minted mojito…Soon, there will be nothing secret about this young London-Havana soundclash troupe as their infectious rhythms and political consciousness will stir the heart and feet to movement of different kinds.” Gary Lewis, Musika

“Quite simply, Wara’s Leave to Remain is a work of Latin-London genius, an album whose impeccable fusion between experimental form and insightful content makes it a compelling, unique and socially important release."
Nicholas Nicou, Sounds and Colours

"Wara combine music, words, joy, and social awareness in such a way that as you listen to them your feet can't keep still and neither can your brain, and that's got to be a good thing!" Ian Macmillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3

Wara Announce UK Tour with La Linea + Debut Album Release

Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene, will be releasing their debut album, the genre-defying 'Leave To Remain', on 3 June on Movimientos Records, as well as taking the hot London-Havana soundclash on the road for a UK spring tour starting in April. The tour is presented by La Linea, in association with Movimientos and Global Local, supported by the Arts Council of England. The Wara Tour 2013 will bring the Wara live experience to prestigious venues nationwide and demonstrate why Wara are being hailed as musical revolutionaries by audiences and critics alike. READ MORE...

WARA Offical UK Tour Dates:

18 April - Village Underground, London (La Linea 13)
10 May - Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton ***sold out***
17 May - The Wardrobe, Leeds
29 May - Hay Festival, Hay on Wye
30 May - Chapel Arts, Bath
8 June - Band On The Wall, Manchester
14 June - The Cellar, Oxford
27 June - Glastonbury festival, Somerset
27 July - Secret Garden Party festival, Cambridgeshire

Los Chinches debut album "FONGO" released April 1st

Debut album 'Fongo' out 1 April 2013 on Movimientos Records
UK distributor: Proper Music Distribution

Los Chinches – the band that began as a sweet dream in a jungle hut - will release their long-awaited debut album Fongo on 1 April. Drawing upon the retro style of Chicha from 1960s Peru, Los Chinches' epic new sound harnesses the psychedelic twists of Peruvian Cumbia as well as the Punk and Ska spirit of London. This, along with their rocking tropical energy, makes for blistering live performances interlaced with feverishly addictive melodies. Their sound stays faithful to the original bands from the era, such as Juaneco y Su Combo and Los Mirlos, whilst taking influences from 60s garage rock and surf guitar and bringing it bang up-to-date with a distinctly London attitude.

Now in 2013, Los Chinches are ready to unleash their debut album Fongo onto the world. Its title, Los Chinches explain, is taken from the name of "a mysterious deity, a visionary and CONTINUE...
Los Chinches UK Tour

 


Movimientos is thrilled to announce the Los Chinches UK Tour dates. Los Chinches will be playing prestigious venues across the UK in March - with more dates to follow in May - bringing their killer blend of original tropical-psychedelic Cumbia, Ska and Chicha from Peru to audiences in Brighton, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol and more. The tour coincides with the March release of their new album FONGO on Movimientos Records, which is set to be a trailblazer on the Global music scene. With thanks to the support of Arts Council England.

For the offical tour dates and details please see Los Chinches UK Tour 2013.



Movimientos @Hootananny Brixton Tropical anarchy & carnival style vibes!

Our monthly night of latino, tropical and global musical anarchy at Hootananny Brixton - London's Lifestyle Awards No 1 live music venue (2011). With a selection of some of the finest local and international acts, Movimientos DJs with the freshest latin beats and tropical rhythms with a super charged carnival atmosphere of good vibes! This video features London's LOS CHINCHES, CUMBE and ORQUESTRA VOADORA from Rio de Janeiro!

See details of our forthcoming Hootananny events HERE>>

Introducing Movimientos... live Latin music in London!!

Welcome to Movimientos, the live music events programmer, promoter, record label and artist/DJ agency - and the biggest hub for the live Latin music events and club nights in London. Find out more about our Latin American bands and DJs, our film screenings and our revolutionary approach to Latin music and culture and check out our exclusive mixes, downloads and upcoming events.

We represent bands who are bringing brand new and influential fusions of music to a captive audience. Our label Movimientos Records pioneers the newest and finest sounds straight from the underground - launched in 2011 with the WARA EP as our debut release and we have some exciting treats for release in 2012 READ MORE...

Movimientos podcasts on SOAS Radio

Movimientos' DJ Cal Jader brings you a regular selection the finest and freshest selection of Latin, Tropical and global underground music. The station also hosts shows from celebrated DJs and presenters DJ Ritu (A World in London), Russ Jones (Hackney Globe Trotting), Rita Ray, Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge) and Stop Making Sense amongst other quality shows.

Movimientos showcases an alternative view of Latin American music and culture and explores the depths of the London/UK Latin and global music scene. DJ Cal Jader brings the tunes with an across the board selection from folkloric roots & global fusions to Urban Latin and cutting edge electronic, with regular special features and interviews with the artists, bands, performers, filmmakers & cultural protagonists at the forefront of a diverse scene

LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HERE: MOVIMIENTOS SOAS PODCAST

19 April 2014

Havana Calling presents Muévete! @ Notting Hill Arts Club

PURE TROPICAL PARTY VIBES!! A favourite for Saturday night crowds in West London, Muévete is a monthly fiesta - a pure party version of Movimientos, with a dance floor-slammin' mash up of raw Latin beats and tropical bass. From the rolling Latin rhythms of salsa, cumbia, merengue and Samba to the raw urban flavours of reggaeton, Hip Hop, dancehall, moombahton, baile funk and dutty carnival rhythms, incorporating a healthy dose of African beats and global underground music.

19 April 2014

Movimientos presents: La Sra Tomasa + Dai and The Ramblers + RENU + DJ OGT

Movimientos presents another huge line up of Latin and global sounds at Brixton's number one spot for live music. With La Sra Tomasa making their Brixton debut coming all the way from Barcelona with a sound that mixes latin rhythms with modern dancefloor beats and generous support from Mano De Dios frontman Jackson Scott's new project - kind of like Syd Barret goes to New Orleans and the genre bending sound of RENU like Serge Gainsbourg meets the Kinks. Plus more Spanish fire from DJ OGT joining the Tomasa boys on their trip from Catalonia, get ready for some serious musical sabor!

23 May 2014

Movimientos presents: Carnival Collective + Cable Street Collective + Atrevida

Carnival Collective come hot on the heels of their new album release and with a smaller (but no less banging) line up that might actually fit on the Hootananny stage this time! And Cable Street Collective make a welcome return ahead of a summer of festivals and sunshine as befits their blissfully catchy sounds. AND….To add extra sabora feminina to open the night we welcome the brand new Cuban dance sounds of the all female Atrevida to get the dance floor moving early. PLUS the original Movimientos DJ selectors on the decks with Latin rhythms, carnival beats and tropical bass.

24 May 2014

Havana Calling presents Muévete! @ Notting Hill Arts Club

Join us for a final blowout session for DJ Arias before he takes temporary leave to live in Hong Kong. Anyone who's been to Muévete or Movimientos over the years cannot have failed to register the amazing energy that Arias exudes whilst DJing - with his Colombian charm and red hot mix of "classico" Latin beats, "dutty" tropical bass and end of the night boleros he's sent many a punter home grinning from ear to ear. It's time to salute the Movimientos sub-commandante (he will be missed but he will be back soon!)