Festival of Latin American Women in Arts (FLAWA)

The Festival of Latin American Women in the Arts (FLAWA), will be the first festival of its kind in the British capital, showing the perceptions of women from Latin America in film, music, literature and arts through multiple events in a range of London venues between the 15th and 19th May 2019.

London is home to a rich crowd of Latin American creators - an important diaspora in this city- which is blossoming, growing in size, and in creative force. Women are the drivers of this community.

FLAWA will create a space to celebrate and honour what Latin American women do; cisgender, transgender, queer and non-binary creators. We have curated activities for anyone interested in the many angles and trajectories of Latin American culture.

This will be an exciting space of reclaimed narratives, myriad perspectives, and swathes of opportunity where you are all invited to celebrate art, diversity and female empowerment.

Love Carnival

Carnival season is coming and we’re back for the first Love Carnival of 2019, returning to South London’s legendary Bussey Building, bringing more tropical vibes with a very exciting international guest, Italy’s Populous, alongside some live Samba Reggae from Dendê Nation and guest DJs SNO & Papaoul!

New Release: Sofree "Raíces Distintas" EP

Sofree was born in 2016, as a result of the great chemistry between Yasmeen Quintana (voice, arrangements) and Freemachinist (production, artistic direction). She was born in Spain of a mother from Argentina and a father from Palestine, he grew up in France where he was immersed into Hip Hop culture. When they met in Barcelona in 2014 the complicity of their musical universes was evident.

Their debut EP "Raíces Distintas" is the first fruit of a coming together of two powerful musical forces. The project reflects the mixture of their influences and styles, on one side the groove of Hip-Hop and Soul and on the other, the omnipresent Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This mesmerizing and multifaceted atmosphere reinvents itself on each track, with only one thing in common: the smooth voice of Yasmeen Quintana sliding on Freemachinist’s sharp productions.

Following several years frequenting Barcelona’s vibrant jam session scene, Yasmeen met numerous significant artists who participated in the project like Cuban saxophonist Julio Carbonell, the Brazilian guitarist and bass player Manoel Tosto, as well as Cuban MC Kumar Sublevao-beat who features on the song "Un Recuerdo".

New Video: La Mambanegra - 'El Sabor de La Guayaba'

La Mambanegra release their new video for 'El Sabor de La Guayaba'. Explore the streets of Cali with a little homage to 'Taxi Driver'.

La Mambanegra Album Release - ‘El Callegüeso y su Malamaña’

Movimientos Records are very proud to celebrate their first international release; all the way from Cali, Colombia, La Mambanegra brings 10 tracks of Salsa straight out of the 21st Century with their debut album ‘El Callegüeso Y su Malamaña’. Its venom is made of 70’s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, Funk and Hip Hop. But, La Mambanegra are more than just salsa. Indeed, their leader Jacobo Vélez prefers to believe that they inhabit a genre all of their own. He calls it ‘break-salsa’, on account of the band’s easy assimilation of hip-hop, ragga and knife-sharp funk.

This nine-piece music orchestra have been grooving hard for four years now their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond. Their full-throttle live shows overflowing with the absolute commitment of each band member. And, in Vélez, they have an exuberant, passionate leader for whom the music is an essential life force. “Salsa is sweat, sex, liquour and Pielroja cigarettes,” he announces. “It’s the gasoline that turns my heart on.”

The Album album ‘El Callegüeso Y su Malamaña’ is available on Digital, CD & Limited 12" Vinyl

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“It’s a rousing and entertaining style” – The Guardian

“This is urgent, insistent salsa, driving to get out” – The Evening Standard

“As funky as James Brown and as hot as the Cali nightclubs that they light up on a regular basis... La Mambanegra are a force of nature and one of the most exciting bands to come out of Colombia for a while.” – Sounds And Colours

Voodoo Love Orchestra New Album - 'Inglorious Technicolor'

Voodoo Love Orchestra are back with a fresh mug of juju with their new album 'Inglorious Technicolor' - especially concocted to get you grooving and shaking.

The Brighton shamans pay homage to some of their music heroes and legends in this latest release, featuring versions of Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor’s 70s classic ‘Voodoo Woman’ and a barnstorming ’Frankenstein Ska’ made famous by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires. Elsewhere there’s Cumbia galore notably on Lucho Bermudez’s fiery ‘Plinio Guzman’, whilst ‘Ghost Town’ develops a distinctly Colombian skank. Quietly explosive and utterly infectious, this album will start your toes tapping; before you know it you you’ll be drenched in sweat, lost in a dancing fever.

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Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project - 'Rumba con Flores'

Movimientos Records are very excited to celebrate the release of Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project debut album ‘Rumba con Flores’. This album was recorded in Havana in Cuba and London where over thirty musicians were invited to bring to flower the compositions written, in their entirety, by Eliane. The album showcases Eliane’s deep devotion to jazz and the Afro Cuban tradition and her ability to take these cherished forms and create a wonderfully fluid record that pays tribute to the past but also expresses her love of the current sounds of neo-soul, R&B and urban Latino music.

Order the album 'Rumba con Flores' HERE “A beautiful album”–Chris Philips, Jazz FM “Correa throws in Van Van style montunos and deft soul-jazz stylings into an album that surprises, delights and grooves.”– Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise Eliane Correa is a Latin pianist, composer, bandleader and wonderer of the Earth. Having carved out her career in London in recent years, most notably as writer and performer in global urban music collective WARA, Eliane’s multifarious identities as an artist is striking in the sheer diversity of musical forms she breathes so naturally.

23 February 2019

Waykiki Boys + Camo Clave + Los Gusanos

Movimientos are back at the Hoot with a tropical feast for the senses! Paris-based band Waykiki Boys will be bringing their unique mix of Peruvian cumbia, electro and surf music to South London fresh off the back of the release of their latest EP. Alongside them, also with newly released tunes, Camo Clave return to Hootananny with their 21st century tropical party, as traditional Latin American rhythms meet modern day electronics. Los Gusanos’ hard-swinging Latin jazz & blues is sure to get the whole room grooving, and of course Movimientos DJs will be on hand to keep the party going before and after with an eclectic mix of Latin and tropical beats!

1 March 2019

Love Carnival with Populous, Dendê Nation, SNO & Papaoul

It’s carnival season and we’re back for the first Love Carnival of 2019, returning to South London’s legendary Bussey Building, bringing more tropical vibes with a very exciting international guest, Italy’s Populous, alongside some live Samba Reggae from Dendê Nation and guest DJs SNO & Papaoul!

8 March 2019

Ms. Nina

A night of female-led perreo, dembow, reggaeton, dancehall and tropical bass with a very special international guest. She’s been dubbed one of the queens of feminist reggaeton… We’re extremely excited to welcome Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Ms. Nina as she brings her explosive neo-perreo sound to Redon!

9 March 2019

Brazil Carnival Special: Big Ben Jorge + Unity Inspiration + Aleh Ferreira + DJ Tigas + DJ Lorioca

Movimientos present a night of Brazilian beats celebrating the almighty carnivals of Brazil, from the Afro-Brazilian blocos of Bahia to the Baile Funk sounds of Rio’s favelas. Big Ben Jorge will be presenting their explosive Samba-Funk music live, alongside Samba-Reggae drum ensemble Unity Inspiration. Keeping things moving before and after DJ Tigas will be on hand with his eclectic mix of beats from MPB to Brazilian Funk, as well as DJ LoRIOca, connecting the dots between London and Rio de Janeiro with some Baile Funk & Brazilian Bass.