Movimientos presents: Kalakuta Millionaires + Gypsy Butter + Tonto Malembe + DJ Eko (Paleta / Okay Africa - New York)

DATE:
24 October 2014

LOCATION:
Hootananny Brixton. 95 Effra Rd, Greater London SW2 1DF

Movimientos presents: Kalakuta Millionaires + Gypsy Butter + Tonto Malembe + DJ Eko (Paleta / Okay Africa - New York)

Friday 24th October 2014 @ Hootananny
Free before 10pm // £3 after 10pm


With an Autumnal spring in our stride Movimientos presents another trailblazing line up of delights from the global Latin underground! This time around heavyweight Afrobeat with Cuban and Brazilian influences from the majestic Kalakuta Millionaires, Swinging Flamenco, gypsy and latin from Gypsy Butter and Latin Funk and rock with Afro-Venezuelan influences from Baldo Verdu and Tonto Malembe. Whilst on the decks DJ Eko flies in direct from NY to drop a fresh tropical selection of anything from Cumbia to Dancehall, Salsa and Afro-bass.

KALAKUTA MILLIONAIRES
Heavy duty Afrobeat with strong Cuban and Brazilian influences
Taking the listener on a musical journey which references jazz, funk, soul and world music. A heavy underbelly of rhythm and bass underpins a horn section blistering with soul, whilst jazz-drenched guitar riffs merge seamlessly into highlife and funk. A truly polyrhythmic percussion section of four congas, percussion rack and hand held percussion brings in East and West African, Cuban and Brazilian influences.

Tanzanian/ Kenyan vocalist Siggi Mwasote has generated her own unique lyrical style, giving a fresh funk-soul twist to the traditional African aesthetic. Many of the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swahili and English and the unique female-led perspective is communicated passionately through the music.

Following live recordings for Mark Lamarr at BBC Maida Vale studios, the band has performed to thousands, headlining stages at Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival, Secret Garden Party, Waterford Spraoi, Sunrise Festival and many more.
With airtime on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, there’s been KM tunes on Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show, Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox, Russ Dewbury’s Jazz Rooms show and John Warr’s Afrobase show.

Web: http://www.kalakutamillionaires.com/
Video: http://www.kalakutamillionaires.com/video/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalakutaMillionaires
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kalakuta-millionaires

GYPSY BUTTER

Swing / Flamenco / Latin / Gypsy
Gypsy Butter are an eclectic mix of flamenco, jazz, Latin, and gypsy music with upbeat and contagious rhythms that are guaranteed to get the crowd jumping. Expect powerful sax and driving guitar riffs complemented by whimsical vocals, accordion, and big Cuban bass lines.

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5S-Xpi3mcY
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gypsy.butter
Web: https://soundcloud.com/tumbaito

BALDO VERDU Y SU TONTO MALEMBE
Latin Funk & Fusion with Afro-Venezuelan roots
Baldo Verdú y su Tonto Malembe is a Latin-Fusion Quartet recently formed in London, UK; by Keenan Bailey (bass), Josepph Costi (piano/keyboards), Lya Drummer (drums) and Baldo Verdú (vocals & guitars).

The band, leaded by its guitarist and singer Baldo Verdú, explores the sounds of Rock music in combination with Latin American genres such as Cumbia, Guaracha, Tambor and Latin Funk; as the result of a life-long experience among these music expressions, thanks to the participation in major Latin bands as La Parranda de Lilliam, Conjunto Papa Upa and Fumaça Preta; in parallel with a continuous experience in the Rock scene with bands as Fibonacci and the more recent The BaBy Factory.

Baldo Verdú y su Tonto Malembe sounds of afro venezuelan and afro-caribbean rhythms. Baldo Verdú ?s guitar adds to the ensemble the funky vibe. The original songs are mainly sung in spanish, a few in english. All of them absorbing the audience into a world of energy, afro - latin folklore and exuberance.

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMdEqgMW9tE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baldoverduysutontomalembe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tontomalembe

DJ EKO (PALETA / NYC)

Latin fire / Carnival beats / Tropical bass
DJ EKO (LA/NYC), is a global sound ambassador with a grasp for cutting edge. Consistently acknowledged as an “ahead-of-the-curve” tastemaker and music journalist [now, a staff writer for Okayfuture, the electronic branch in Questlove’s Okayplayer kingdom]. She enjoys breaking new artists and surprising audiences with remixes of favorite tunes. Her unyielding passion lies in seeking out the newest, most creative production and developing genres.

Eko loves the music she plays, effortlessly weaving genres together with her unique signature that has gained her accolades from peers and magazines as well as recording artists she features. She’s widely known for a future R&B mix series titled “Soultronica” and plays pan-African & pan-Latin music in the Global Bass family too.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djeko
Okay Africa: http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/dj-eko-global-bass-mix-paleta-vol-1/

Friday 24th October 2014 @ Hootananny
Free before 10pm // £3 after 10pm

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