VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA

Latest Album Out Now on Movimientos Records


LOCATION:
Cumbia / Ska / Highlife / Big Band

BOOKING EMAIL:
music@movimientos.org.uk

WHO

Harking back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, the infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music of Voodoo Love Orchestra will have the crowd baying for more.This is more an invasion than a performance, with a euphoric riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration.

Delving deep into the heart of the tropics, this globe-trotting ensemble straddles a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife.The musical melange of relentlessly syncopated beats and squealing trumpets is an abundantly joyous salute to the roots of carnival, with a line up of sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, baritone sax, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, vocals, military drumcorps and latin percussion.

Since its formation in 2012 the ensemble has graced the halls of the Royal Festival Hall, got down and dirty with festival-goers at Secret Garden Party, entertained Russian oligarchs and everything in between! Available as a small band or a larger invasion of dance, drum and brass, Voodoo Love Orchestra are as happy parading the streets as they are on stage!

WHERE

They've played UK institutions such as the Royal Festival Hall, an impressive array of festivals including Wilderness, Bestival, VAMOS!, Love Supreme, Secret Garden Party and Kemp Town Carnival, as well as alternative London and Brighton venues such as Rich Mix, Hootananny, Passing Clouds, Hoxton Underbelly and Concorde 2.

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