Movimientos presents: Family Atlantica + Dandaluz @ Passing Clouds

19 October 2013

Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA

Movimientos presents: Family Atlantica + Dandaluz @ Passing Clouds

Saturday 19th October, 8pm @ Passing Clouds

Price: £5 before 10pm, £8 after 10pm

Passing Clouds once again hosts our two-floor global party! Easily the best club in Dalston and an institution to global music fans in the capital. This October Movimientos welcomes the mighty Family Atlantica (Soundway) - their album has been recorded over 4 years in London and Venezuela: Cuban rumba, Venezuelan tambor and tonada, Ghanaian highlife, Ethiopian blues and calypso soaked and infused with psychedelia and jazz. Led by London born Jack Yglesias, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a veteran of The Heliocentrics, and his wife Luzmira Zerpa, traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a voice acclaimed by Manu Chao. We cannot recommend these guys more highly. With support from Dandaluz: Rumba, Pachanga, Flamenco, Salsa and Bossa Nova… yes! Movimientos DJ crew Jader and Arias spinning their trademark underground Latin beats downstairs and Brazilian party tunes spinning all night upstairs. Get ready.



"Burn the passports, rip up the map and immerse yourself into the borderless, limit-free world of Family Atlantica. Anchored to London but home to many different nationalities, this collective's musical voyage zigzags back and forth across the Atlantic, soaking up influences and styles from Venezuela to Ghana, finding common ancestry and reshaping it into an irresistible tornado of psychedelicised tropical grooves. Signed to Soundway Records, those excellent guardians of endangered musical styles from Africa and Latin America, Family Atlantica's debut album also takes excursions to Cuba and Senegal - as well as offering a goosebumper of a collaboration with that mighty Ethiopian bandleader Mulatu Astatke. But at no point does a single note or beat sound remotely contrived. As a recent five-star review in Songlines so correctly declared, in the hands of Family Atlantica, "it becomes impossible to separate the source from the offshoots." (Nige Tassell 2013)


From Sevilla, Cartagena (Chile) and London they bring together the melodies and rhythms of Rumba, Pachanga, Flamenco, Salsa and Bossa Nova creating instantly memorable songs and an infectious sound. Dandaluz are Antonio Gavira Garcia (lead vocals, cajon), Chris Robinson (keyboard, melodica), Manu Amoscotegui (guitar, vocals) and Yuri Betancourt Garcia (guitar, bass). They formed in the summer of 2012 in the hills of Cadiz where Manu and Antonio were playing as Ritmos del Sur. They soon discovered a common love for pachanga and brought the sound to London's Dalston where they're now based.

+ Special guest DJ DAFERWA (Mashitup Cologne)

One of the foremost pioneers of Germany's tropical bass scene joins the party for a late night set to bring down the house


Mozhev, Larissa + special guest C-Boogie (The Cover Up)

The Brazilian beats crew throw down an eclectic tropical mix from Samba to Cumbia, Dancehall, Reggae and Funk with a preference for vinyl treats!



Movimientos original DJ Cal Jader and DJ Arias spin their trademark heavy party sounds from the new Latin underground.

Saturday 19th October, 8pm
Price: £5 before 10pm, £8 after 10pm
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA

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