We're gearing up to celebrate a decade of latin vibes with a mini festival over two days featuring international guests and a programme of daytime activities with film, talks and more.
On Sunday there's the acclaimed and pioneering Afro-Peruvian band Novalima who are jetting in as part of the tour for their new album 'Planetario' presented in association with Como No with a DJ set from acclaimed journeyman iZem. Whilst Saturday sees the Afro-Colombian big band sounds of Angelica Lopez's La Papayera launching their debut album plus a welcome return for psychedelic tropical sounds of Los Chinches, and to complete the party we welcome Madrid's Cumbia b-boy DJ Caution as well as the original future world funk don and long standing friend Russ Jones. Plus we'll be joining forces with long standing friends at Latinos in London.
During the daytime on both days there will be a programme of documentary films and talks with regular collaborators Alborada premiering 'Hip Hop Revolucion' on Saturday preceeded by speakers from London Mexico Solidarity Campaign and Nicaragua Solidarity, and we've just announced the line up for the Sounds and Colours hosted Sunday afternoon.
To kick off our 10th birthday celebrations we welcome, for their long overdue UK Debut, Chilean superstars, Chico Trujillo. Hot off the heels of their latest album ‘Reina de Toda Las Fiestas’, on October 25th The Garage will be swaying and shaking to the infectious Cumbia rhythms of these Chilean Troubadours.
Chico Trujillo are Chile’s most prominent Cumbia band. They are the soundtrack to every party throughout the country. Their mixture of classic cumbia and hints of rock and ska has assured them audiences from every generation and every walk of life, throughout South America.
The show is part of series of events to celebrate Movimientos’ 10th birthday. Movimientos has now been active in London and the UK for a decade always aiming to broaden perspectives of Latin culture through regular concerts, club nights, film screenings, activism and much more.
Movimientos are delighted to welcome three of the most exciting acts direct from the cutting edge of the new Venezuelan music scene to Rich Mix on September 3rd! La Gallera Social Club, Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, Bituaya all showcase traditional Venezuelan & Caribbean rhythms in their own particular flavour mixing variously with the modern sounds of funk, hip-hop, electro and digital bass. La Gallera Social Club known for their cosmic psychedelic dance music mixed with conscious lyrics will be making their UK debut. Also playing their first UK show are Bituaya, who are pioneering their very own futuristic electrocaribe sound. Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by the Caracas born and Paris based Raul Monsalve, blend Afro-Venezuelan perfectly with funk, jazz and experimental sounds.
VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'AMOR Y MUERTE'
Movimientos Records is proud to announce the release of Voodoo Love Orchestra’s debut album titled “Amor y Muerte”. “Amor y Muerte” is full of the Latin, African and Jazz sounds that they have been channeling ever since they were first possessed in Brighton in 2012. Expect the big band sounds of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans and fall in love with their infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music of VLO.
The album will be released on 14th August 2015. In the meantime you can download a free track right now!
In colaboration with our good friends over at Alborada, we're happy to present
CINE LIBERACIÓN A day of documentary film and discussion about Latin America.
On Sunday 31st May we'll be taking over Rich Mix to bring you some hard hitting and thought provoking documentaries across wide ranging subjects and topics.
Screenings and talks will explore issues ranging from the peasant farmer led resistance to the coup in Honduras, underground hip-hop movements in Argentina and Venezuela, and the role of the press during Allende's Chile. Accompanied by an evening event with live music from some of the finest London based Latin musicians.
We're screening 4 films across the day from 12.00pm. Tickets are available for the whole day or for individual sessions.
Buenos Aires Rap *European Premiere and Skype Q&A with Diane Ghogumo*
Resistencia: The Fight For The Aguan Valley *UK Premiere and Q&A London Premiere and Skype Q&A*
El Diario De Agustin (Agustin's Newspaper) *London Premiere and Skype Q&A with director*
Hip Hop Revolucion (Excerpt)
Followed by music from eclectic Chilean ensemble: BANDA CONDORITO
International Double Bill with Profetas & Simja Dujov
As you know, Movimientos takes pride in unearthing some of the most exciting new international acts to London and this June we’re very excited to welcome two amazing bands from either end of the South American continent for a special double-bill on the 19th and 20th June.
Firstly from Bogota Colombia Profetas are a pioneering urban alternative duo mixing Hip Hop, Reggae with Afro-colombian sounds. Accompanied by a 6 piece band, Profetas are one of the most representative acts from the Colombian new wave.
“Profetas is the new blood that runs through the sonorous veins of a Colombian hip hop scenario, thirsty for identity, novelty and urban reality.” Rolling Stone
And hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina Simja Dujov offers a thrilling blend of Cumbia rhythms and Balkan melodies. Simja’s dynamic 3 piece band are perfect for getting into a trance on the dance floor.
“A happy soul in Argentina blends sounds of the world.” Forward
On Friday the 19th these two great South American acts will be rocking the stage at Dalston's finest Passing Clouds. While on Saturday 20th they will be leading the charge at our monthly presentation of the best tropical and global live music at Brixton’s Hootananny.
The Fontanas - 'Purple Patch' Debut Album released OUT NOW!
THE FONTANAS release on Movimientos Records their much anticipated debut album 'Purple Patch' on 2nd March 2015 in a blast of colour and excitement. The band mix Brazilian funk with echoes of the Samba Rock scene from the 70s, with Salsa, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Soulful flavours throughtout. The album offers a mouth-watering taste of their world and features a selection of 3-minute funk-fuelled anthems. Positive and feel good. It will have you bouncing around like carnival came early...READ MORE.
The Fontanas 'No Common Number' DJ Farrapo remix FREE DOWNLOAD
This month we are celebrating a very special occasion - the 3rd album release on Movimientos Records - 'Purple Patch' by The Fontanas. The album won't be officially out until the end of February so the album launch party will be your a chance to get your hands on an exclusive copy.
We'll be sharing previews over the next few weeks prior to the release But in the meantime we've also got a FREEDOWNLOAD of a remix of the track 'No Common Number' by DJ Farrapo. CLICK:HERE
THE LONDON REMIX FESTIVAL 6TH - 7TH FEBRUARY 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR FAMILIA!
Let's start 2015 full of tropical energies with The London Remixed Festival, that brings you la crème de la crème. Showcasing the best in Latin Remix, Afrobeats, Vintage-Remix, Electro-Blues, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix, we are kicking Global London into the future! The festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping. 1 ticket will give you access to performances from over 25 cutting edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.Movimientos is hosting the Tropicarnival stage alongside our Afro-centric partners Wormfood with a superb line up including London Afrobeat Collective, Cuban carnival big band Orchestra Bombo and Afro-Latin funksters Animanz.
Our Tropicalista NYE party returns to Rich Mix for the best in Latin, African and tropical vibes hosted alongside our friends from Arriba La Cumbia with one of London's most popular Afro-Latin groups Grupo Lokito mixing up the Congolese Soukous and Cuban Salsa and with special guest Spiritual South and good friends from Tropical Beats it's looking like another ram-a-jam affair. We're offering staggeringly cheap £10 tickets until 5th December so get in quick while they last!
Day of documentaries - Cine Liberación sees only the second ever UK screening of 'Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America'
We have teamed up with Alborada to present a day of documentary and discussion about Latin America centred around the themes of Exile, Solidarity and Culture. Films screened to include the new acclaimed documentary on the late, legendary Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa.
'Displaced' a short film about members of a displaced community in the Colombian region of Chocó and 'Hora Chilena' which tells the story of Chileans who fled Pinochet's Chile and sought refuge in the UK both focus on the theme of Exile. In the session on Solidarity 'Nae Pasaran' shows how in 1974 Scottish factory workers refused to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Whilst two films from Roberto Chile 'Let There Be Light' and 'On The Slopes of The Himalayas' explore how the Cuban doctors work throughout the Americas and in Pakistan respectively. Finally for the third film session on Culture 'Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America' - an intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical, and political heritage of Latin America is preceded by short 'Goppi the Cuban Indian' - A fun culinary journey with Goppi, one of the very few Indians living in Havana, Cuba.
And the day will close with a special evening musical performance from the Lokandes acoustic quartet one of the truly exceptional live acts emerging from the Latin community in London with their highly original Afro-Andean fusion, and socially conscious lyrics featuring special guests.
Day of The Dead Goes Futuro with Mexican Sci-Fi in Brixton
This year Day of the Dead goes futuro with screenings of vintage Mexican sci fi films and other futuristic events across venues in South East London.
Prepare for an inter-galactic sci fi extravaganza, with screenings of classic Mexican sci fi films, children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the dead face-painting, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances, authentic Mexican market food and plenty of tequila - both courtesy of event partnersWahaca Brixton- in a cross-arts weekend guaranteed to be out of this world!
Forming part of the BFI’s Sci Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder together with O2, supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network.
To celebrate his debut London set at the Notting Hill Arts Club on Saturday 20th September?we're excited to present a 6 track package from producer Chico Correa featuring his own tracks and remixes including a killer re-work of Maga Bo's 'Balanca Da Canoa' and a deadly Furmiga Dub remix of one of Chico's own 'Manganga' amongst others. So get set from some bass quaking Afro-Brazilian roots mash ups from one of the leaders of the Brazilian new school electronic scene.
Known as "ChicoCorrea", Esmeraldo Marques is a pioneer of fusion of Northeastern music and electronic music. He represents a new generation of Brazilian Bass music producers, focusing his artistic creativity between the oral traditions of his land and the low end frequencies of the sound systems.
Blending TR 808, analog synthesizers, with Cocos de Roda and Emboladas, and his live sets reflected in a mix of his own productions and a mashup with samples he may find some hours before the gig. Always improvising and reconstructing the set each gig, in a live electronics format.
Has worked with the likes of Baiana System, Cabruera, Totonho and with his own band ChicoCorrea & ElectronicBand, and has developed partnerships in other projects with Chico Cesar, DJ Tudo, Dj Dolores, Maga Bo, Russo Passapusso, Furmiga Dub - of which Maga Bo and Furmiga Dub feature here.
Movimientos is super excited to announce the exclusive first London show for the Cumbia All Stars hot on the release of their debut album release via World Village / Harmoni Mundi (released in the UK June 2014). The band features members of some of the legendary bands of Peruvian Cumbia and, after almost 40 years, they meet again to play together the music they participated in creating! With guest DJs Alx Alfaro - one of the top Peruvian DJs in the UK and Duncan Ballantyne from Tigers Milk Records joining the action this will be one carnival cumbia party that you can't miss.
Check out their full concert from a recent show in France to see the maestros in full flow!
Joga Bola! Brazilian Cultural Festival
We are delighted to announce that Movimientos has teamed up with internationally renowned Brazilian label Mais Um Discos and iconic east London venue Rich Mix in bringing you an eclectic line up of contemporary Brazilian music, street-art installations, independent film screenings, theatre and of course, futebol! Best of all, the celebration is free; a high energy summer festival in tandem with the World Cup in the heart of London’s East End.
Working with artists from the UK and Brazil Joga Bola! will showcase the depth and diversity of Brazilian culture as well as the region’s famous passion for ‘the beautiful game’. Every match from the World Cup will be screened for free, with live Brazilian music/DJs before and after to create a carnival atmosphere that Brazilians and Londoners alike we’re sure will appreciate.
Highlights include a DJ set from the legendary Gilles Peterson, live sets from Graveola and Tulipa Ruiz both flying in from Brazil plus Afro-Brazilian bass from Maga Bo and new wave Baile Funk from Man Recordings' Daniel Haaksman as well as a host of some of the best live Brazilian acts from the UK including Da Lata, Nina Miranda and festival openers and Samba Reggae specialists Eri Okan.
Wara 'Leave To Remain' promo video shot @ The Jazz cafe
¡Viva la revolución de música nueva! Some of you will remember Wara’s album launch at the Jazz Café back August; it was a total sell out, got some great press and critical attention, and was a really special night for all the Movimientos family.
We’ve put together a video of the evening that showcases the amazing talents and genre-spanning performances Wara have up their satin sleeves.
As you can see from the critics’ quotes that appear throughout this video, it’s not just us that thanks there’s something special about Wara, and we hope to be able to share their wonderful sound with a lot more of you in future.
You can read more about the band at their page on our website, watch their music video and buy their album via bandcamp. Here’s to a brave new musical future of ground-breaking rhythms, conscious lyrics, and dancing without boarders!
WARA ‘Leave To Remain’ Official Music Video
It was about time Warahad their own official music video and so here it is – the title track from their debut album ‘Leave To Remain‘ showing exactly why we love them so much – with their vibrant mix of next generation Latin music and conscious social commentary. High tempo energetic music with a message. Filmed at various locations in London and Cuba it includes scenes featuring London’s immigrant communities, Seven Sisters and Ridley Road markets, startling street scenes in Havana and an epic rooftop sequence finale.
For the London shoot it we enlisted the help of our longtime friend – filmmaker Mikey Watts whose powerful documentaries we’ve consistently screened at Movimientos over the years – to help add an element of social realism and added to the beautiful scenes of Havana undertaken by bandleader Eliane Correa the video evokes a fascinating clash of cultures – just like the music itself. Enjoy!
WARA Debut Album 'Leave to Remain' OUT NOW
Movimientos Records is proud to announce WARA’s debut album “Leave to Remain” has hit the stores! This has been long-awaited and we couldn’t be more excited about it!
'Leave to Remain' is the debut album by Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene, and follows their critically acclaimed self-titled EP (Movimientos Records, 2011). The genre-defying 'Leave to Remain', to be released 1 July 2013 on Movimientos Records, sees the band take their trademark sound to higher grounds, effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles – timba ("Cuban salsa"), songo, cha-cha-cha, rumba - with contemporary urban elements such as reggae, soul, hip-hop and jazz. The songs are threaded with bilingual, conscious lyrics that inject social and political commentary into their music in a variety of ways: there are songs that directly touch upon the topics of migration, identity and displacement ("Somewhereland", "Leave to Remain"); "Run for Cover's" London-riot-fuelled policeman theatrics followed by an acoustic remake of "Flesh and Bone" that goes straight to the soul, and finally a delusional tirade by whining party scene divas in "Caprichoso".
What critics are saying about ‘Leave to Remain’:
“Fresher than a newly minted mojito…Soon, there will be nothing secret about this young London-Havana soundclash troupe as their infectious rhythms and political consciousness will stir the heart and feet to movement of different kinds.” Gary Lewis, Musika
“Quite simply, Wara’s Leave to Remain is a work of Latin-London genius, an album whose impeccable fusion between experimental form and insightful content makes it a compelling, unique and socially important release." Nicholas Nicou, Sounds and Colours
"Wara combine music, words, joy, and social awareness in such a way that as you listen to them your feet can't keep still and neither can your brain, and that's got to be a good thing!" Ian Macmillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3
Wara Announce UK Tour with La Linea + Debut Album Release
Wara, the young revolutionaries of the UK's Latin music scene, will be releasing their debut album, the genre-defying 'Leave To Remain', on 3 June on Movimientos Records, as well as taking the hot London-Havana soundclash on the road for a UK spring tour starting in April. The tour is presented by La Linea, in association with Movimientos and Global Local, supported by the Arts Council of England. 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. READ MORE...
WARA Offical UK Tour Dates:
18 April - Village Underground, London (La Linea 13) 10 May - Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton ***sold out*** 17 May - The Wardrobe, Leeds 29 May - Hay Festival, Hay on Wye 30 May - Chapel Arts, Bath 8 June - Band On The Wall, Manchester 14 June - The Cellar, Oxford 27 June - Glastonbury festival, Somerset 27 July - Secret Garden Party festival, Cambridgeshire
Los Chinches debut album "FONGO" released April 1st
Debut album 'Fongo' out 1 April 2013 on Movimientos Records UK distributor: Proper Music Distribution
Chinches – the band that began as a sweet dream in a jungle hut - will
release their long-awaited debut album Fongo on 1 April. Drawing upon
the retro style of Chicha from 1960s Peru, Los Chinches' epic new sound
harnesses the psychedelic twists of Peruvian Cumbia as well as the Punk
and Ska spirit of London. This, along with their rocking tropical
energy, makes for blistering live performances interlaced with
feverishly addictive melodies. Their sound stays faithful to the
original bands from the era, such as Juaneco y Su Combo and Los Mirlos,
whilst taking influences from 60s garage rock and surf guitar and
bringing it bang up-to-date with a distinctly London attitude.
Now in 2013, Los Chinches are ready to unleash their debut album Fongo onto the world. Its title, Los Chinches explain, is taken from the name of "a mysterious deity, a visionary and CONTINUE...
Los Chinches UK Tour
Movimientos is thrilled to announce the Los Chinches UK Tour dates. Los Chinches will be playing prestigious venues across the UK in March - with more dates to follow in May - bringing their killer blend of original tropical-psychedelic Cumbia, Ska and Chicha from Peru to audiences in Brighton, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol and more. The tour coincides with the March release of their new album FONGO on Movimientos Records, which is set to be a trailblazer on the Global music scene. With thanks to the support of Arts Council England.
Movimientos @Hootananny Brixton Tropical anarchy & carnival style vibes!
Our monthly night of latino, tropical and global musical anarchy at Hootananny Brixton - London's Lifestyle Awards No 1 live music venue (2011). With a selection of some of the finest local and international acts, Movimientos DJs with the freshest latin beats and tropical rhythms with a super charged carnival atmosphere of good vibes! This video features London's LOS CHINCHES, CUMBE and ORQUESTRA VOADORA from Rio de Janeiro!
See details of our forthcoming Hootananny events HERE>>
Introducing Movimientos... live Latin music in London!!
We represent bands who are bringing brand new and influential fusions of music to a captive audience. Our label Movimientos Recordspioneers the newest and finest sounds straight from the underground - launched in 2011 with the WARA EP as our debut release and we have some exciting treats for release in 2012 READ MORE...
Movimientos podcasts on SOAS Radio
Movimientos' DJ Cal Jader brings you a regular selection the finest and freshest selection of Latin, Tropical and global underground music. The station also hosts shows from celebrated DJs and presenters DJ Ritu (A World in London), Russ Jones (Hackney Globe Trotting), Rita Ray, Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge) and Stop Making Sense amongst other quality shows.
Movimientos showcases an alternative view of Latin American music and culture and explores the depths of the London/UK Latin and global music scene. DJ Cal Jader brings the tunes with an across the board selection from folkloric roots & global fusions to Urban Latin and cutting edge electronic, with regular special features and interviews with the artists, bands, performers, filmmakers & cultural protagonists at the forefront of a diverse scene