Movimientos events were originally inspired by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign’s legendary, politically fuelled Club Sandino night and the popular Mambo Inn, which helped to create the Latin music and Salsa boom of the 80s and 90s.
The initial concept of our events was always to combine political activism with music, focusing on Latin America. We started a DJ-based Latin American club night and joined forces with solidarity groups, NGOs and charities to raise awareness of social and political justice issues affecting the continent. The nights were first hosted at the Brixtonian, and we went on to hold a long running residency at the Salmon and Compass bar in Islington, with films and speakers upstairs and DJs downstairs.
From there the concept developed and expanded into several different spin off clubnights and events, including the now long running Notting Hill Arts Club night (four years and still going), which propelled us into the world of live music. We’ve since expanded to produce regular events at Passing Clouds and Rich Mix (both in East London) which feature our trademark combination of documentary film, live music and DJs.
Now we also work with and programme music for other venues like The
Hootananny Brixton and Camino Kings Cross amongst others, as well as festival
stages at Glastonbury, The Big Chill and more. We have also worked on
major promotional launch campaigns for
Because Records with Manu Chao’s ‘La Radiolina’ and ‘Baionarena’ albums,
and for Fania Records compilation series. On documentary film releases
for Soda Pictures (El Violin) and Lions Gate Films (War On Democracy).
Human Rights Watch Film Festival: 500 Years + Q&A
Screening followed by discussion with director Pamela Yates and editor Peter Kinoy.
Movimientos Present: Camo Clave + Joro Afrobeat + The Indios + Movimientos DJs
Movimientos are back for another funky Friday fiesta with forward thinking tropical vibes from Bristolians Camo Clave bringing the Cumbia and Latin brass mixed with electronics and dub. Plus London’s latest Afrobeat explosion Joro and Colombian indie upstarts The Indios and Movimientos DJs firing out Latin beats all night.
Movimientos Present: Radio Palenke + First Word Pros + Sifaka + Movimientos DJs
Movimientos presents another full powered Saturday night taking you on a musical trip through Latin America and the Caribbean with an afro-centric twist. Radio Palenke fly in from Paris with their heavy tropical sounds, First Word Pros bring their African infused Hip Hop and electronica and exciting new soulful Leeds project Sifanka making their Hoots debut.