LONDON LUCUMI CHOIR

LOCATION:
Afro-Cuban

BOOKING EMAIL:
music@movimientos.org.uk

London Lucumi Choir

The London Lucumi Choir was formed in 2006 by musician Daniela Rosselson de Armas (Omo Ochun) and assisted by Afro Cuban Singer Martha Galarraga and Dave Pattman (Omo Anya), after many years of running voice workshops dedicated to singing songs for the Orisha (Yoruba deities). Since then they've performed in venues and festivals all around the UK and alongside acts such as Yoruba Andabo, Buika, Eliades Ochoa amongst others.

It is the first non- audition choir of its kind worldwide and it welcomes members regardless of age. The choir sings songs to the Orisha accompanied by traditional Bata Drums and occasionally other Afro-Cuban Genres, but with original arrangements by MD Daniela.

2017 saw the release of their third album: “Moyuba Baba, Moyuba Yeye”. The new album is a collection of songs and sequences to the Orishas Obatala and Oshun. Obatala represents the father of all Orisha, the energies of patience, peace, wisdom and purity and a reminder to respect our elders. Oshun is the energy of diplomacy and the creative arts. The Venus of the Yoruba Orisha Patheon, she also represents the cool fresh waters of the rivers. The album features traditional sequences in addition to contemporary collaborations. This is a remarkable achievement from a community choir. Alongside this, they have released their first video dedicated to Oshun and featuring London's lost rivers such as the River Wandle.

Also featured on the album is producer Raf Riley’s remix of one of the tracks Baba Fururu /Ofun Ruru. Raf Riley is one of London’s top producers having worked most recently with Avelino and Stormzy and Skepta.

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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!

3 May 2019

Shika Shika London Showcase

Shika Shika have been making waves around the world since their foundation in 2015, exploring the lines between organic and electronic music inspired by the meeting of folk tradition and contemporary production. Movimientos are extremely excited to welcome some of this borderless collective for their debut London showcase!

5 May 2019

Cinco De Mayo

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, female mariachis, DJs, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist! Candeleros are flying in from Madrid with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and afro-latin rhythms alongside female-fronted mariachi duo Las Guadalupes and Jari Castillo. DJs Coco Maria, Gypsy Box and Cal Jader will be bringing the vibes from the decks throughout out the day, and with traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance, this is set to be an almighty fiesta.

11 May 2019

Manzana Tropical + Kit Sebastian + Mambo Chick + Cal Jader + Chonta DJ

Movimientos is back at Brixton’s legendary Hootananny with a stellar lineup of live tropical music! Having been making the rounds on London’s live circuit for years, Manzana Tropical will be presenting their full fat Peruvian Cumbia with an Amazonian twist, alongside fresh Mr Bongo signing Kit Sebastian with their melting pot of Jazz-tinged sounds from around the globe. Keeping things moving before and after, France’s Mambo Chick will be at the decks alongside our very own DJ Cal Jader.