Movimientos presents: Dende + Too Much Love + Bitch and Monk @ Hootananny

11 October 2013

Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1DF

Movimientos presents: Dende + Too Much Love + Bitch and Monk @ Hootananny

Friday October 11th @ Hootananny Brixton
Free before 10pm, £3 after 10pm

Bring in October with Movimientos and get ready for… Nine-piece Calypso, Cumbia, Reggae, Afro Latin party vibes with Dende who give funky grooves, sweet vocals, deep horns, fat percussion and heavy bass lines. "Roots and culture, Lord Flea to Rodrigo & Gabriella, Jah Shaka to James Brown: We love it all!" they say. Support from Too Much Love who mix elements of Funk, Afrobeat, Soul and consistent groove to sway you, with a red hot horn section to boot. Also catch Bitch and Monk on early - from Colombia to Suburbia, a collaboration between flautist Mauricio Velasierra and beat-boxing soprano Heidi Heidelberg. Dark basslines and stunning vocals. Plus Movimientos taste maker DJ Cal Jader on the decks with urban beats and tropical bass for the Brixton massive. Check it!



Dende are a Brighton based nine piece party band playing a unique and eclectic mix of tunes with a firm rooting in afro-latin styles: Chicha, Cumbia, Reggae, Ska, Dub, Psychedelic, Country, Hiphop, Brazilian, Drum and Bass, Afro-everything. The name DENDE comes from an afro-brazilian expression which means if you have 'Dende' you have 'soul' or 'a strong spirit'. It also finds its origin in the word 'Duende' coming from Spanish Flamenco meaning 'Passion'.


At the core of T.M.L are Vicky and Simi - siblings and songwriting partners who have been playing music together their whole lives. Vicky, weaned on Herbie Hancock, combines rich, soulful vocals with irresistibly groovy keyboard lines, while her brother’s guitar scratches and syncopations lend the music an infectious energy.

The siblings are backed up by a killer rhythm section consisting of bass ('The Sheppard'), drums ('Tito'), and bongos ('The Count') whose funky, afro-cuban rhythms are guaranteed to make you move. The band is rounded off by another family connection - 'The Red Hot Horns'. These two brothers produce massive, joyful horn lines imbued with the elegance of jazz.


"Bitch and Monk?performances are a high-energy showcase of experimental creativity and musicality. Their songs combine lyrical and sensual, neurotic and furious, drawing on jazz, rock and folk, and even dub and classical music... innovative use of pedals, which can take orchestral proportions. With lyrics witty, political, erotic and obscure, and a strong emphasis on improvisation, their shows are ever-varied and truly original."


Latin rhythms, carnival beats and tropical bass.?DJ Cal Jader is one of the founders of Movimientos London and champion of new wave Latin music. His sets bring people together with the freshest Latin and global sounds, combining classic rhythms with contemporary cutting-edge and urban beats with a London twist.

Free before 10pm, £3 after 10pm
Friday October 11th @ Hootananny Brixton

Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1DF

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