Son Yambu, Malavita, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + Tropical Pressure London Launch

DATE:
26 April 2019

LOCATION:
Hootananny Brixton

Son Yambu, Malavita, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + Tropical Pressure London Launch

A night of Latin grooves with a contemporary edge down at the Hoot! Son Yambu present a modern take on the sound of authentic Cuban son, continuing the Buena Vista legacy and letting it sit firmly in the 21st century. With incredible Cuban musicians making up the band Son Yambu’s live set is an experience not to miss. Alongside them, Malavita and Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta will be getting the party started on stage, melding Latin influences with some funk and bass to get things going. Tropical Pressure DJs will also be on hand to launch their festival in London alongside Makala connecting the dots with a mix of tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres - get ready to dance!

Son Yambu + Malavita + Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + DJ Makala + Tropical Pressure DJs

Son Yambu
Authentic Cuban son

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

'Absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music.’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

Malavita
Skankin’ Latin infused Funk

Malavita’s genre defying sound fuses funky latin beats, heaps of percussion, soaring guitars, skanktastic bass lines, punchy horns and soulful female vocals to create a heady mixture of original, infectious feel good tunes. 8 eclectic, fun seeking musical misfits originating from Italy, France and the Deep South (Westcountry) come together to inspire you to dance, sing along and lose your inhibitions. Collectively on a mission to start the party and keep the dance floor jumping with their festival strength tropical sounds.

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta
Afro-Cuban fusion

Almost a decade on from the success of their first EP and album release, the Basque-German DJ & music maker, Mikel Makala, and the producer and director of the Gasteiz Big Band, Jimmy Bidaurreta, have joined forces once again back in the studio. Now the Basque duo strikes with the same purpose to revive those Latin, Jazz, Funk, Descarga and Nuyorican Salsa sounds, in combination with club & dancefloor rhythms.

Tropical Pressure DJs + Makala

Date: 26th April 2019
Time: 9pm - 3am
Tickets: Free before 10pm, £5 after
Venue: Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1DF

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26 April 2019

Son Yambu, Malavita, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + Tropical Pressure London Launch

A night of Latin grooves with a contemporary edge down at the Hoot! Son Yambu present a modern take on the sound of authentic Cuban son, continuing the Buena Vista legacy and letting it sit firmly in the 21st century. With incredible Cuban musicians making up the band Son Yambu’s live set is an experience not to miss. Alongside them, Malavita and Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta will be getting the party started on stage, melding Latin influences with some funk and bass to get things going. Tropical Pressure DJs will also be on hand to launch their festival in London alongside Makala connecting the dots with a mix of tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres - get ready to dance!

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