WARA + Sofree ft. Yelfris Valdes

10 March 2018

Hootananny Brixton

WARA + Sofree ft. Yelfris Valdes

Influenced by the fieriest of contemporary Havana's Timba and Songo ("Cuban salsa") sounds, borrowing their biting horn lines from the times of the mambo and cha-cha-cha, whilst also covering pan-Latin genres such as Reggaetón and Merengue, Wara also have one foot in London's vibrant global underground: from Ragga, Dancehall and Reggae beats picked up off the Afro Caribbean scene to bass-heavy Hip-Hop and ska. The multicultural vibe that makes London so unique is abundantly present in their sound.

Sofree is a French, Spanish, Argentinian and Palestinian group mixing Hip Hop, Soul and Latin sounds.

Their debut EP "Raíces Distintas" is the first fruit of a coming together of two powerful musical forces - producer Freemachinist and vocalist and arranger Yasmeen Quintana. The project reflects the mixture of their influences and styles, on one side the groove of Hip-Hop and Soul and on the other one Latin sounds which are omnipresent.

Following several years frequenting Barcelona’s vibrant jam session scene, Yasmeen met numerous significant artists who participated in the project like Cuban saxophonist Julio Carbonell, the Brazilian guitarist and bass player Manoel Tosto, as well as Cuban MC Kumar Sublevao-beat who features on the song " Un Recuerdo ".

+ Bristol based brilliance Freesoul Familia combine the forces of 7 exquisitley talented musicians to create a galaxy of grooves, viceral vibes and invite you all to be immersed in their world. A collective that truly has to be seen to be believed, fusing jazz, hip hop, neo soul and Latin influences to captivate and elevate. After making waves as the house band and hosts of Rawkus @ The Surrey Vaults, it's time to bring the love to Brixton.

+ DJ Cal Jader bringing the vibes between the acts and after...

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


Free before 10pm, £7 after

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Viva Colombia!

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20 April 2018

Tropical Pressure Festival London Launch

Back in Brixton for another funky, eclectic, tropically fired fiesta… this time welcoming Tropical Pressure Festival for their London launch party. Get ready for a fiery blend of African and Latin rhythms, roaring brass, funky bass and a psychedelic accordion! We welcome Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu, led by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer, Afla Sackey. Plus Pollito Boogaloo bringing Afro-Colombian tropical vibes with their mix of Cumbia, Vallenato and Puya and Tropical Pressure DJs with a selection of tunes celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

5 May 2018

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, DJs, female Mariachis, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist! Borchi y Su Doble Redoble come direct from Mexico fusing hip hop breaks with brass band fire, Malphino launch their highly anticipated debut LP with a mystical blend of tropical rhythms and all female group Mariachi Las Adelitas bring their unique mariachi flavour to Pop Brixton. With traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance whilst DJs Coco Maria, Borchi, and Cal Jader bring the vibes from the decks before and after, keeping you moving throughout the day and night!