The London Lucumi Choir + Gerardo Y Su Rumba Aché

24 April 2012

Rich Mix

The London Lucumi Choir + Gerardo Y Su Rumba Aché

Movimientos & Como No presents
The London Lucumi Choir - Album launch
+ Gerardo Y Su Rumba Aché
+ Film screening: "Matanzas: Growing into Music"

@ Rich Mix
Tuesday 24th April 2012

Movimientos joins forces with Como No to present the launch for the first full length album from the London Lucumi Choir as part of La Linea Festival 2012.

Led by director / arranger Daniela Rosselson De Armas - who studied Spiritual Song in Matanzas, Cuba - the choir sing songs from the living tradition of Santeria (also known as Lucumi) brought to Cuba from West Africa and celebrate their 5th birthday by launching the CD here. Performing on the night alongside Gerardo Y Su Rumba Aché whose musicians also feature on the recordings including the talented percussion section from Cuba and the UK including Javier Campos Martinez (Omar Sosa), Randy Lester (Sur Caribe), Hammadi Rencurrel (Chucho Valdes), Raudelis Quiala Cisneros (Catumba, Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente), Jim Le Messurier (La Clave) and band leader ex -Yoruba Andabo vocalist, Gerardo. The night will? also feature the best in Afro Cuban Dance with celebrated dancer Lazaro Lopez.

The night will also feature a screening of the film "Matanzas: Growing into Music" a unique look at the preservation and renovation of cultural traditions in Cuba today part of a project led by academic Geoff Baker and BBC Radio 3 / World Routes' Lucy Duran.

“Matanzas: Growing into Music” (Dir. Geoff Baker / 60 mins)
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas is one of Cuba’s most emblematic music and dance ensembles. This film explores the transmission of knowledge and skills between generations within two of its families, the Ramos and the Pérez, providing a unique look at the preservation and renovation of cultural traditions in Cuba today.

MOVIMIENTOS PRESENTS Tuesday 24th April 2012
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA // 0207 613 7498
Entry: £7 advance or £10 on the door // Doors: 7pm -12am
Tube: Liverpool Street, Bethnal Green, Old Street

Tickets available at the Rich Mix Box Office



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