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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