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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23 February 2019

Waykiki Boys + Camo Clave + Los Gusanos

Movimientos are back at the Hoot with a tropical feast for the senses! Paris-based band Waykiki Boys will be bringing their unique mix of Peruvian cumbia, electro and surf music to South London fresh off the back of the release of their latest EP. Alongside them, also with newly released tunes, Camo Clave return to Hootananny with their 21st century tropical party, as traditional Latin American rhythms meet modern day electronics. Los Gusanos’ hard-swinging Latin jazz & blues is sure to get the whole room grooving, and of course Movimientos DJs will be on hand to keep the party going before and after with an eclectic mix of Latin and tropical beats!

1 March 2019

Love Carnival with Populous, Dendê Nation, SNO & Papaoul

It’s carnival season and we’re back for the first Love Carnival of 2019, returning to South London’s legendary Bussey Building, bringing more tropical vibes with a very exciting international guest, Italy’s Populous, alongside some live Samba Reggae from Dendê Nation and guest DJs SNO & Papaoul!

8 March 2019

Ms. Nina

A night of female-led perreo, dembow, reggaeton, dancehall and tropical bass with a very special international guest. She’s been dubbed one of the queens of feminist reggaeton… We’re extremely excited to welcome Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Ms. Nina as she brings her explosive neo-perreo sound to Redon!

9 March 2019

Brazil Carnival Special: Big Ben Jorge + Unity Inspiration + Aleh Ferreira + DJ Tigas + DJ Lorioca

Movimientos present a night of Brazilian beats celebrating the almighty carnivals of Brazil, from the Afro-Brazilian blocos of Bahia to the Baile Funk sounds of Rio’s favelas. Big Ben Jorge will be presenting their explosive Samba-Funk music live, alongside Aleh Ferreira and Samba-Reggae drum ensemble Unity Inspiration. Keeping things moving before and after DJ Tigas will be on hand with his eclectic mix of beats from MPB to Brazilian Funk, as well as DJ LoRIOca, connecting the dots between London and Rio de Janeiro with some Baile Funk & Brazilian Bass.