WARA

Latin Funk / Cuban Salsa / Hip Hop / Rumba / Jazz

“Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention… they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century." Lubi Jovanovic (UK Latin DJ/Promoter). Wara's contagious lyrics, exceptional musicianship, red hot energy and wild live shows bring you an urgent voice that demands to be heard. Effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles Timba, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba with contemporary urban elements including Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Jazz.

SOFREE

Soul / Hip Hop / Latin

Sofree is a French, Spanish, Argentinian and Palestinian group mixing Hip Hop, Soul and Latin sounds. Their inspirations flit from sensual grooves to polished beat-making. This mesmerizing and multifaceted atmosphere reinvents itself on each track, with only one thing in common: the smooth voice of Yasmeen Quintana floating on Freemachinist’s sharp productions.

MALPHINO

Cumbia

Malphino are an outer-national, mystical band from an imaginary tropical island that has dreamt up a cinematic score and audio backdrop to their idyll. A promised land of hypnotic cumbia rhythms, subtle digital warbling, accordion textures, voodoo vapours and woodblock charm awaits the off piste explorer willing to step through the arch and Visit Malphino.

THE FONTANAS

New Album 'Purple Patch' Out Now


Brazilian / Funk / Ska / Latin / Swing

Brazilian Funk meets Samba Soul, Ska and Bossa Nova, the band is comprised of hand-picked musicians who've played alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse and Mumford & Sons. With influences scattered across the globe, their feel good music finds its roots in the foothills of Brazil and Jamaica and defines its sound from their urban home in West London.

VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA

Latest Album Out Now on Movimientos Records


Cumbia / Ska / Highlife / Big Band

Harking back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America and Africa with infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music Voodoo Love is a globe-trotting ensemble that covers a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife.

LOKANDES

New Album Forthcoming

Andean / Reggae / Son / Cumbia

Taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and bringing it bang up to date with Son, Reggae and funky Afro-Latin rhythms. Lokandes unites musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, France, China and the UK, and sets their highly original music alongside socially conscious lyrics to a tight rhythm section, with musical whirlwind maestro Kanti Qena taking the lead.

KING LAGOON'S FLYING SWORDFISH DANCE BAND

Highlife / Samba / Tuareg / Afro-Funk / Congotronics

Intoxicating psychedelic tropical grooves combined with a mindblowing light show and a cauldron of hypnotic aromas, this is a unique live experience. Influences range from Exotica to Maracatu, Cumbia, and Soukouss and all the many places in between…

LA MAMBANEGRA

Salsa / Funk

La Mambanegra (The Black Mamba) is a powerful latin music orchestra. Its venom is made of 70s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, Funk and Hip Hop.

GRUPO LOKITO

Congolese / Cuban / Latin

Grupo Lokito fuse contemporary Congolese and Cuban music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics. Based in London, the band have taken the UK by storm, wowing festivals and the club circuit alike with their blistering grooves and outlandish dance moves.

LET DRUM BEAT

Afro-Brazilian

Let Drum Beat are a unique all female band that use their great set of Afro-Brazilian percussion to create energetic and paced rhythms, passing through vocal harmonies, singing in Portuguese, French-Beninese and also using Tupi-Guarani words to celebrate and revive the South-American indigenous culture. The band's connection to their homelands - Brazil, Benin, Scotland, Italy - with their London home makes their music a true voyage of discovery through their roots within a contemporary scenario.

LONDON LUCUMI CHOIR

Afro-Cuban

London Lucumi Choir 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.

21 July 2018

¡Muévete! with TrYb & Akimbo - July

Pure tropical party vibes! A favourite for Saturday night crowds in West London, Muévete is a monthly fiesta - a pure party version of Movimientos, with a dance floor-slammin' mash up of raw Latin beats and tropical bass. From Salsa to Cumbia, Merengue and Samba to Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, Brazilian beats and Carnival bass, alongside Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca and Global Bass.

27 July 2018

Love Carnival with King Coya & Queen Cholas (Live) + Kaleema

Love Carnival returns to East London, this time heading to Redon, bringing more tropical vibes with two very exciting guests from Argentina! The inimitable King Coya & Queen Cholas, along with Kaleema, will be bringing a very special blend of Digital Folklore sounds to East London.

31 July 2018

BaianaSystem + Flavia Coelho + Prince Fatty

BaianaSystem is one of Brazil’s biggest and baddest live acts. Coming straight out of Bahia, the group not only amplify sound, but also the essence of local traditions. Influenced by Jamaican sound systems, huge percussive bass lines merge with Afro-Latin rhythms such as Frevo, Samba-Reggae, Pagode, Groove Arrastado, Ijexá, Kuduro and Reggae to create a truly unique sound. Inseparable from their music, the band’s distinctive visuals add a further dimension to their live shows.

31 July 2018

JM y Juanin & Los Cracks del Puerto

Movimientos welcomes JM y Juanin & Los Crack del Puerto to the Vortex for their debut London show! Coming all the way from Chile these guys give new life to a classic sound. Join us as they run through a repertoire of songs that range from tear-jerking boleros of lost love to everybody-up-and-dance cuecas extolling the virtues of drinking too much wine on never ending nights in the hills of Valparaiso.