Latin Funk / Cuban Salsa / Hip Hop / Rumba / Jazz
“Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention… they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century." Lubi Jovanovic (UK Latin DJ/Promoter). Wara's contagious lyrics, exceptional musicianship, red hot energy and wild live shows bring you an urgent voice that demands to be heard. Effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles Timba, Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba with contemporary urban elements including Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Jazz.
New Album 'Purple Patch' Out Now
Remixes Coming Soon
Brazilian / Funk / Ska / Latin / Swing
Brazilian Funk meets Samba Soul, Ska and Bossa Nova, the band is comprised of hand-picked musicians who've played alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse and Mumford & Sons. With influences scattered across the globe, their feel good music finds its roots in the foothills of Brazil and Jamaica and defines its sound from their urban home in West London.
Tropical Rock'n'Roll / Psychedelic / Amazonic / Cumbia
"A twangy, tangy mix of surf guitar and hardcore cumbia...this is no prissy-toned respectful revival, this is the real deal....A formidable live force" Jamie Renton - FRoots. Los Chinches present their unique sound combining the psychedelic spirit of 1960s Peruvian Cumbia with the punk spirit of London. Having blazed a trail on the festival circuit over the past few years the band are set to release their debut album 'FONGO' on Movimientos Records imminently.
Debut Album Out Now
on Movimientos Records
Cumbia / Ska / Highlife / Big Band
Harking back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America and Africa with infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music Voodoo Love is a globe-trotting ensemble that covers a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife.
New Album Forthcoming
Andean / Reggae / Son / Cumbia
Taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and bringing it bang up to date with Son, Reggae and funky Afro-Latin rhythms. Lokandes unites musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, France, China and the UK, and sets their highly original music alongside socially conscious lyrics to a tight rhythm section, with musical whirlwind maestro Kanti Qena taking the lead.
Highlife / Samba / Tuareg / Afro-Funk / Congotronics
Intoxicating psychedelic tropical grooves combined with a mindblowing light show and a cauldron of hypnotic aromas, this is a unique live experience. Influences range from Exotica to Maracatu, Cumbia, and Soukouss and all the many places in between…
Rumba / Flamenco / Gypsy Jazz / Swing
Gypsy Butter is an eclectic mix of flamenco, jazz, latin, and gypsy music with upbeat and contagious rhythms that are guaranteed to draw a crowd. Expect powerful sax solos and driving guitar riffs complemented by accordion, big bass lines and whimsical bi-lingual vocals that speak of romance in the city and love spurned. Catch them in the middle of a busy summer as they release their debut EP
New Album Forthcoming
Bengali / Cuban / Afro / Latin / Funk
“A sort of Afro-Cuban thing with Bangladeshi origins ” Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3. London based Lokkhi Terra have for the last three years been tearing up the music rule book, playing their unique blend of traditions “creating new soundscapes which give London its new accent and new groove.” They have been wowing audiences across the genres, from world music’s Womad festival, to regular sell-outs at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, to supporting the Afro Cuban All Stars at the Latin La Linea Festival, Barbican, to the closing ceremony of the South Asian Games" Songlines Magazine
New Single ‘Chouchou’ Out in May
Soukous / Cumbia / Afro-Cuban / Ethio Jazz
Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant are a baroque group born in London, bringing together global rhythms and cinematic scores. Largely instrumental, they play blues and cinematic scores with influences soaring between Afro-Cuban grooves, Ethio-jazz, Congolese Soukous and Cumbia. The live experience is a testimant to the diversity of the new global music scene exploding in Europe...
Rumba / Flamenco / Reggae / Swing / Blues
Jardares Por Fuera are fiercely pushing the sound of Flamenco beyond the expected, creating bold new sounds and blistering live performances. They play an unconventional blend of Rumba-Flamenco enriched with Reggae, Swing and Hip Hop. Expect scintillating guitar-led melodies and Flamenco rhythms complemented by accordion, big basslines, high-energy cajon and deep female vocals. 'They remind me of Ojos De Brujo when we first started out!' DJ Panko (Ojos De Brujo)
Salsa / Funk
La Mambanegra (The Black Mamba) is a powerful latin music orchestra. Its venom is made of 70s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, Funk and Hip Hop.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival: 500 Years + Q&A
Screening followed by discussion with director Pamela Yates and editor Peter Kinoy.
Movimientos Present: Camo Clave + Joro Afrobeat + The Indios + Movimientos DJs
Movimientos are back for another funky Friday fiesta with forward thinking tropical vibes from Bristolians Camo Clave bringing the Cumbia and Latin brass mixed with electronics and dub. Plus London’s latest Afrobeat explosion Joro and Colombian indie upstarts The Indios and Movimientos DJs firing out Latin beats all night.
Movimientos Present: Radio Palenke + First Word Pros + Sifaka + Movimientos DJs
Movimientos presents another full powered Saturday night taking you on a musical trip through Latin America and the Caribbean with an afro-centric twist. Radio Palenke fly in from Paris with their heavy tropical sounds, First Word Pros bring their African infused Hip Hop and electronica and exciting new soulful Leeds project Sifanka making their Hoots debut.