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.

Music shows:

NEW RELEASE: The Fontanas - Fuel To My Fire

The Fontanas return with more of their sweet funky Tropical sound!

Culture flows through the fabric of the band, boasting a truly global line up and taking in countries as far as Brazil, Jamaica & Mozambique, with members having performed alongside the likes of Mr Scruff, Milton Nascimento, Alice Russell, Culture Club and beyond. The music embraces the heritage of Brazil, but defines itself from their base in West London.

‘Seriously funky and feel good. This track is gonna be big this summer’ DJ Edu (BBC1Xtra)

NEW RELEASE: Sofree - Tus Olas (feat. Eliane Correa & Yelfris Valdés)

It all began with a musical foundation by Sylvain Couesmes (Freemachinist).

Yasmeen Quintana taught it to Eliane Correa one afternoon in her house and, spontaneously improvising, Eliane sang “En la espuma de tus olas me pierdo yo” (In the foam of your waves I lose myself), which later became the refrain. From there, they started working on the song long-distance via Skype.

Yasmeen wrote lyrics around this idea while Sylvain and Eliane continued composing and arranging the song. The lyrics are about the sea and the fact that Yasmeen often felt suffocated by the urban surrounding in which many of us live, wanting to return to the sea to finally be able to breathe again. The creative process lasted months. With musicians from Barcelona and London playing and recording the instruments (bass, guitar, trombone, etc.), the participation of the talented trumpeter Yelfris Valdés is especially noted.

They felt from the first day that this song deserved to be accompanied by a video. Sylvain already knew what he wanted, something new and fresh. Immediately they thought of animated images in a “collage” style with moving designs. Jezabel De León Carballo put herself forward to take charge of the make-up and they called Thomas Lefebvre, a photographer they had worked with for the inside sleeve of their first EP “Raíces distintas”. The images don’t necessarily follow the lyrics but instead follow their own flow creating a distinct and dream-like universe.

26 May 2019

Coco Mambo: 100% Vinyl Session

A one off bank holiday day to night throwdown of tropical sounds ... Expect vintage Cumbia, Salsa Brava, Afro-Latin and Caribbean cuts from Malphino DJs, WWFM's Coco Maria, Henry Bravo, Kalinka from Bombo Tropics and Movimientos' Cal Jader as well as live percussion from Venezuelan don Baldo Verdú all in one of Peckham's classic party spots with a beautiful outdoor garden and quality cocktails.

31 May 2019

Colectiva + Ritmo Caribeño

Comprised of some of London's most exciting female musicians, Colectiva explore the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. Emerging into 2019 ‘blowing the roof off’ landmark Brixton venue Hootananny, and amidst growing support for the project, the 9-piece collective are buckling up for what’s set to be an exhilarating musical journey this year.

6 June 2019

Esteban Card ‘INELEMENTUM’ Album Launch

Movimientos are delighted to present the launch of Esteban Card’s debut studio album, INELEMENTUM, channeling ancient diasporadic sentiments and traditions from Colombia with a contemporary approach.

20 June 2019

Fémina

Fémina touch down in London for the first time! Channelling blissed out, harmony-soaked soul music with a purpose the Argentinian trio join us fresh from the release of their third album, ‘Perlas & Conchas’. Lyrically poignant with major hip hop and Latin folk influences, their latest record is primarily an electronic statement, recorded and produced by legendary producer and musician Quantic.