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).

We have always provided an open platform for independent filmmakers and organisations to highlight issues and raise awareness of what are largely unreported topics. We have a large active audience and political discourse runs through our nights. Please see Latest Films for news about what we’re screening at the moment.


We aim to provide information in a non-dogmatic way, ensuring we’re open to different opinions. Broadly the voices we try to represent are those of marginalised groups, communities and people fighting injustice or seeking to resist the might of the dominant forces in their country, whether they are unaccountable multinational corporations, governments or military. These themes form the backbone of our content, but we are also interested in approaching Latin America from a more general cultural and artistic perspective.

Thanks to all past and present members of the extended Movimientos family whose contributions and collaborations have helped us significantly along the way: Jess Crocker, Callum Simpson, Geoff Arias, Agustin Bazzini, Maya Bazzini, Julio Etchart, Dario Kenner, Emma Martin, Amy Woodrow Arai, Chantal Connaughton, Clem George, Pablo Navarette, Nejat, George Lazou, Russ Jones, Rosa Weber, Andrew MacIntosh, Alexia Szabo.

8 June 2018

Love Carnival with DJ Tahira (São Paulo)

After our debut Love Carnival out East earlier this year we are excited to announce our return! Bringing more tropical vibes to the amazing Total Refreshment Centre with two very exciting guests the mighty DJ Tahira jetting in from São Paulo and incredible live Maracatu and carnival sounds from Baque de Axé.

15 June 2018

Chocolate Remix + Malphino + Brixton Cumbia Association + DJ Lola Manola

Movimientos presents a night of crazy Latin rhythms. Brixton Cumbia Association get you moving to the sounds of “Cumbia Villera” and other classic Argentinian rhythms. Malphino invite you to dive in to their mystical take on Cumbia and other Tropical sounds. Chocolate Remix, coming all the way from Argentina, bring the heat with their Lesbian Reggaeton, taking an axe to the macho stereotypes associated with the genre. And all the while DJ Lola Manola will be keeping you moving before and after with pure energy behind the decks!

16 June 2018

¡Muévete! with DJ Lola Manola - June

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, this month welcoming DJ Lola Manola bringing pure energy to the decks! From Salsa to Cumbia, Merengue and Samba to Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, Brazilian beats and Carnival bass, alongside Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca and Global Bass.

21 June 2018

Rumba de Bodas

Rumba de Bodas fly in from Bologna, Italy as part of their 2018 world tour. Expect frenetic funk rhythms, soulful horns and quality grooves all blended seamlessly with a Latin style.