Wara UK Tour 2013

Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene, will be breaking ground this spring on their 2013 UK Tour, presented by La Linea supported by the Arts Council of England. The tour follows hot on the heels of their new genre-defying album "Leave to Remain", effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles – Timba, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba - with contemporary urban elements such as Reggae, Soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz. The nine piece band of musical virtuosos have been packing dancefloors and starting parties on the global scene for the last three years (including Glastonbury, The Big Chill Festival, Secret Garden Party, Barbican's Blaze Festival, The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scott's to name a few). It's time to take the hot Cuban-UK soundclash on the road. The Wara Tour 2013 will bring the Wara live experience to prestigious venues nationwide and demonstrate why Wara are being hailed as musical revolutionaries by audiences and critics alike.

Thursday 18th April // La Linea Festival ~ London
Supporting Mala Rodriguez
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ,
Tickets: £18 in advance

Friday 10th May // Dome Studio Theatre ~ Brighton
Wara at Brighton Festival, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
Doors 9pm
Price £10 adv
www.brightonfestival.org / Tel: 01273709709

Friday 17th May // The Wardrobe ~ Leeds
Rebel Soul
+ Fayth Hope (Augusta Georgia) + Stop Motion Trio
+ DJ Lubi Jovanovic
Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8AH
9pm - late
www.thewardrobe.co.uk / Tel: 0113 383 8800

Wednesday 29th May // Hay Festival ~ Hay on Wye
Wara / 8pm
Llwyfan Cymru, Wales Stage, Hay on Wye, HR3 5AD
www.hayfestival.org / Tel: 01497822629

Thursday 30th May // Chapel Arts ~ Bath
Part of Bath Fringe Festival
Wara + support
St James Memorial Hall Lower Borough Walls, Bath, Avon BA1 1QR
8pm //£10
www.chapelarts.org / Tel: 01225 463362

8th June // Band On The Wall ~ Manchester
Wara + support
25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
bandonthewall.org / Tel: 0845 2 500 500

Friday 14th June // The Cellar ~ Oxford
Wara - live
Frewin St, Oxford OX1 3HZ
10pm - 3am (Band onstage 11pm)
£5 / £7

La Linea is The London Latin Music Festival which takes place in venues across Central London each April. Founded in 2001 the festival is a twenty first century presentation of all that is best and current in contemporary Latin music. In recent years, with assistance from Arts Council of England National Lottery funds the festival has sought to spread the sound to Latin Lovers around the UK. La Linea is proud to present Wara's first tour in association with Movimientos.

17 March 2018


Muévete is a monthly fiesta in West London - a mash-up of dancefloor heavy Latin beats, tropical bass with the spirit of carnival. Salsa / Cumbia / Merengue / Reggaeton / Brazilian beats / Carnival bass Afrobeats & Afropop / Dancehall / Soca / Global Bass

18 March 2018

Viva Colombia!

From the classic Discos Fuentes 70s/80s era to carnival sounds, we'll be transporting you from the bustling musical hubs of Bogota and Medellin to the Caribbean coast, Barranquilla's Carnival vibes, Cartagena and Valledupar with the feeling of Cumbia and Vallenato parrandas, the Cali salsa style and Afro-Latin rhythms from some of the finest Colombian musicians around in the shape of Conjunto Sabroso plus special guests Nirk Molina "UK Vallenato Kings" to bring the best colombian vibes.

30 March 2018

Love Carnival March

We're back at our spiritual South London home @ CLF Art Cafe - Bussey Building as we host Madrid’s finest exponents of Cumbia and Tropical beats Guacamayo Tropical who have been smashing the tropical scene in Madrid for 6 years now - spreading the traditions of Latin-American and Tropical music, merging them with new rhythms and flavours.

20 April 2018

Tropical Pressure Festival London Launch

Back in Brixton for another funky, eclectic, tropically fired fiesta… this time welcoming Tropical Pressure Festival for their London launch party. Get ready for a fiery blend of African and Latin rhythms, roaring brass, funky bass and a psychedelic accordion! We welcome Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu, led by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer, Afla Sackey. Plus Pollito Boogaloo bringing Afro-Colombian tropical vibes with their mix of Cumbia, Vallenato and Puya and Tropical Pressure DJs with a selection of tunes celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.