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).
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.