Movimientos & Global Local present Latin Quarter
27 January 2012
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green
Global Local and Movimientos present Latin Quarter @ Rich Mix
Friday 27th January
Manzana Tropical // FlowSnatcha // Remolino Kieto // Warmi // DJ Arias
For the fourth year running Movimientos and Global Local present their annual showcase of the finest new Latin acts to emerge in the capital. From heavy Peruvian cumbia grooves, Cuban - Reggae fusion to the freshest urban electro tropical beats and all female Latin folk and roots. Catch these acts before the festival stages by storm!
Manzana Tropical is a brand new act playing a form of Peruvian Cumbia known as Chicha. Brought up in London’s thriving Latin American scene, young musicians Manuy and Cleyder Figueroa are taking inspiration from their Peruvian heritage. Their music embodies influences from classic Peruvian acts as well as guitar based Latin acts like Santana, and then they mix it all up with a hot London vibe. The band also contains experienced musicians from one of the finest Andean fusion acts – Kausary - who have played at most of the UK’s top festivals and have toured extensively in Europe.
FlowSnatcha sees Cuban MC Floiran and Swiss-Argentinian DJ / Producer The Snatcha connect for a heavy hitting musical cross pollination that affirms the contemporary versatility of Afro-Cuban beats. Anchored in sound of the Caribbean and Cuban Hip Hop, blending in elements of Dancehall and Moombahton with electronic dance music (House, Dubstep, and Breakbeat), soulful vocals and a touch of Merengue, Timba and Swing, the FlowSnatcha formula gets you moving instantly.
Remolino Kieto burst on to the London scene with an addictive, masterful sound that combines Andean rhythms with psychedelic Latin rock, romantic bolero and reggae influences. High energy, well-crafted tunes with soul. Musical inspiration ranges from Led Zeppelin to Pablo Milanes, Janis Joplin and Omara Portuondo. The band features some of the UK's top Cuban musicians; drawing on the strong songwriting of lead singer Ramsay Estevez.
Warmi was born as a 5 piece band in October 2011, in London, during an event dedicated to the Cultural Resistance of the Indigenous from the Abya Yala (America in their Native Language). The all-female line up features world-class musicians playing a mix of traditional songs and original compositions.With Phaxsi Coca and Vicki Cespedes, from Bolivia, on Kena and Panpipes; Paloma Palomino, from Peru, on Charango, Guitar and Vocals; Corina Piatti, from Argentina, on Vocals and Guitar and Renu, who has family roots in India, from London, on Percussion.
DJ Arias is the co-founder of the Movimientos movement. His DJ sets are always pushing the boundaries of Latin music while staying true to his Colombian roots. He’s no stranger to London and festival dance floors with his malicious blend of "Classicos" and "Dutty" Tropical beats.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA // 020 7613 7498 // £6 advance £8 after // Doors: 7.30pm-1am // Train: Shoreditch High Street
La Linea Festival: Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project + London Lucumi Choir
Following the debut album released in 2016 on Movimientos Records Eliane Correa’s Afro-Cuban Jazz inspired En El Aire Project makes it’s debut at La Linea with The London Lucumi Choir also on the bill to coincide with their own 2nd album release.
Movimientos Presents: Mama Afrika + Manzana Tropical + Gypsy Box + DJ Cal Jader
Movimientos presents another full powered Friday night taking you on a musical trip through Latin America and the Caribbean with an afro-centric twist. Mama Afrika fly in from Italy with their upbeat blend of Cumbia, Rumba and skanking Reggae, London Peruvian’s Manzana Tropical Manzana Tropical bring their bouncy Peruvian Chicha music and Gypsy Box will be blasting latin and electronica infused Bulkan beats until the am.
Muévete! is back for another session at Notting Hill Arts Club. DJ Cal Jader is joined by special guests to bring you a night of heavy Latin and tropical vibes.